Simon Youth Academy at Westminster Mall Expands Capacity to Serve Local Students
New Academy Space Designed to Further Local Dropout Prevention and Recovery Efforts
WESTMINSTER, CA – A successful dropout prevention and recovery program, operating since 2003 as a partnership between Simon Youth Foundation (SYF), Westminster Mall and Huntington Beach Union School District, is expanding its capacity to serve local students through a larger academy space at Westminster Mall and an affiliated second site, Simon Youth Coast High School Academy.
Simon Youth Academy at Westminster Mall will be one of 22 Simon Youth Academies nationwide that exist to help at-risk students stay in school. To-date, SYF has graduated more than 12,000 students, awarded more than $12 million in scholarships and maintained a 90% cumulative graduation rate across all Academies. In Westminster, CA, the existing Academy has served more than 600 students. To-date, SYF and Westminster Mall have awarded $98,000 to local college-bound high school students.
A preview of the new Academy space and celebration of the expanded program model is set for September 18, 2014.
WHAT: Preview of the new Simon Youth Academy at Westminster Mall; Celebration of the expanded program model
WHEN: September 18, 2014, 11 a.m. (PST)
WHERE: Westminster Mall, near JCPenney
1025 Westminster Mall, Westminster, CA 92683
WHO: Representatives of Huntington Beach Union School District, Westminster Mall, Simon Youth Foundation, as well as Academy faculty, staff and students
Visit syf.org to learn more about Simon Youth Foundation and Simon Youth Academies.
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