Photo courtesy of Mollie Morgan
As a result of the Little Rock conference, hosted by the Arkansas Community Foundation, the Mountain Home Education Foundation was awarded a $500 mini-grant to explore the possibility of developing a promise program. The Twin Lakes Community Foundation decided to encourage the research with another grant of $2,300.
A two class pilot program, which lasts one semester, has been developed at Pinkston Middle School for seventh graders. Morgan says the students are taking a hands on approach learning about their future in education.
The promise program will also help students with the transition from middle school to the Mountain Home High School Career Academy program.
The 7th grade pilot class will end with invitations to speakers from various careers and a "promise signing party" for students to commit to continue their research on post secondary education.
The hope is to increase from two pilot classes to four regular classes at Pinkston next semester.
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