Wrigley to Congratulate Dickinson Area Regional Education Association for Roll0out of Succeed 2020 Initiative
by ND Governor
Posted on 8/14/2012
Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley will be in Dickinson today to mark the implementation of the Dickinson area Regional Education Association's (REA) Succeed 2020 initiative. Last year, the Hess Corporation, a global energy company, donated more than $25 million to implement Succeed 2020, a statewide program aimed at helping North Dakota students become better prepared for college and careers.
"Through Succeed 2020 we want to better prepare our students for post-secondary education and the workforce," Wrigley said. "I applaud the Dickinson area Regional Education Association's commitment to educational excellence and I look forward to the advancements we can make through Succeed 2020."
The Roughrider Education Services Program (Dickinson, ND) received $500,000 for the first year of implementing Succeed 2020 educational programming that will focus on career and college counseling, rigorous academic and career and technical education, and support services for students.
"This is a great example of the people of North Dakota working together to make things better for the future of our state, communities and our students," Amy Axtman, director of the Roughrider Education Service, said.
The Succeed 2020 project is designed for middle and high school students, beginning with this year's fifth graders, or the graduating class of 2020, putting them on a path to being better prepared for their college and career goals. Specific goals of the Succeed 2020 project aim to increase ACT scores, decrease developmental or remedial education, and increase the number of students who complete high school and college programs on time.
FHI 360, a non-profit education and workforce development organization, is working with the state's REAs to facilitate Succeed 2020's planning and implementation.
Other REAs awarded Succeed 2020 grants earlier this year were Missouri River Educational Cooperative (Bismarck, ND), Northeast Education Services Cooperative (Devils Lake, ND) and South East Education Cooperative (Fargo, ND).
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