The grants will help to support new neighborhood-based projects and expand existing programs, helping residents start and grow small businesses, preserve and celebrate neighborhood culture and history, and deliver skills training for tomorrow’s workforce,” said Bob Coy, 16 Tech Community Corporation president and CEO. “As part of our grant process, neighborhood residents endorsed projects as having meaningful impacts on their communities, and we’re excited to support these initiatives.”
Elevate’s Pathways to Purpose program utilizes a four-dimensional approach to helping students transition to life after high school. We work to expose students to career interests, equip them to make decisions, empower them to pursue their interests, and engage them in the process of choosing a post-secondary path.
Using this grant, Elevate plans to expand our in-school classes at George Washington High School and take students on vision trips to colleges and businesses with a science and technology focus. We will work with our juniors and seniors specifically to provide up to 20 hours of preparation for life after high school, including goal setting and career planning, helping to work against “summer melt,” which happens when kids lose steam after graduation and end up lacking the support they need to pursue the goals they have set for themselves.
At the heart of the Pathways to Purpose program is a desire to help students achieve what they deemed unachievable. I am so excited to receive the funding awarded by 16 Tech, because it will allow for more college visits, more Vision Trips and additional career readiness training for our students, resulting in more dreams and goals being fulfilled.”
– Mr. Adam Johnson, Teacher-Mentor, Elevate Pathways to Purpose Manager
Matching Campaign Update:
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