Partners In Education has been selected by AT&T to receive a $7,500 contribution to support their work with the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program in Toledo Public Schools.

The AVID program works to close the achievement gap by preparing all students to complete high school, ready for college or success in the global society. The announcement of the grant will follow an Investor Breakfast (8:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.) on Tuesday, February 10, and will include remarks by Scott High student Dellicia Smith and Dr. Romules Durant, CEO/Superintendent of Toledo Public Schools.

The AT&T grant will help fund enhanced professional development for the program's college student tutors, coordination of college exposure trips for students and classroom materials to support student tutorials. Partners In Education, a Toledo based non-profit organization that supports student success through community engagement, provides college student tutors to support the AVID students at Woodward and Scott high schools.

Written on February 9,2015