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'Power of Hope' Team Recognized by BOE

The WPS Board of Education joined a national organization in honoring the work of the district’s Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness program and its commitment to preparing students for the all-important day after graduation.Sandy Steiner with BOE

The National Postsecondary Strategy Institute (NPSI) awarded WPS with its “Power of Hope Award” for the work its school counselors do to help students focus on careers and college readiness opportunities. This is the inaugural year for the award which is given to just a handful of school districts that work with a large number of students enrolled in the Free and Reduced Lunch program.

Sandy Steiner, Director of the program told the Board she wished everyone in the program could be in attendance to meet with the board.  The coronavirus pandemic required the staff to appear virtually.

 “The Power of Hope Award” is built upon the belief that the nation’s economic growth is dependent upon continuing to significantly increase the percentages of low-income and predominantly minority students’ successfully completing postsecondary pathways.

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