Students in the new after-school enrichment program at Portland’s Riverton Community School demonstrated some of their new skills for parents and the public Wednesday afternoon. The event featured guitar-playing, singing, drama and dancing, as well as work in writing and nature exploration.

Riverton started the after-school program with LearningWorks as part of a three-year school improvement plan funded by $3.4 million in federal economic stimulus money. Riverton received the money after it was identified as one of Maine’s 10 persistently lowest-performing schools based on annual assessment tests.