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. Continue reading