Close UT Tyler grant goes towards after school program for middle school students UT Tyler Jeremy Kyle , KYTX 4:12 AM. CDT August 16, 2013 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST (KYTX) - The biggest grant in UT Tyler's history is going to an after school program called the University Academy . The $11 million dollars, will help disadvantaged middle school students throughout East Texas. The program helps them with homework while giving them access to activities like soccer and cooking. One part of the program is about parent involvement, and another about college preparation. "Latchkey kids that are going home really a little too young to be home by themselves, but there's not much for them, we really try to capture those kids." "We found that as we were reaching these students we were seeing grade and behavior changes" Since 2011 the program has been at Boulter, Dogan, and Stewart Middle School. It will now be at Hogg, Hubbard and Moore Middle schools, Chapel Hill Middle School, Winona ISD, and Azelway Charter Schools. CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST JOIN THE CONVERSATION To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Leave a Comment TRENDING VIDEOS ETX photographer talks about her viral boudoir photos Atwood's robbery Crosby-Lebus worker strike Las Vegas/Mandalay Bay shooting - What we know Teacher accused of assault 84-year-old post office worker retires 11 new features in IOS 11 SPCA Dogtoberfest East Texan nearly caught in Vegas shooting Under The Lights Week 5 (Sept. 29) More Stories Pittsburg Police looking for aggravated robbery suspect Dec 13, 2017, 5:30 p.m. Tony Romo named ‘Sports Illustrated' 2017 Media… Dec 13, 2017, 10:54 a.m. ETX officers participate in 'Blue Santa' program for kids Dec 13, 2017, 6:22 p.m.