Greater Excellence in Education Foundation serves students through a variety of programs that support student achievement.
Ways the Foundation supports Harford County Public School students
40 students attended this summer’s youth leadership academy and wrote goals for academic achievement and postsecondary success
140 YLA students became part of the SMILE Alumni after attending the YLA. The SMILE Alumni participated in leadership retreats throughout the school year. This past year, SMILE Alumni went on a retreat to Harford Community College and visited the State Legislature in Annapolis The Annapolis retreat was coordinated by Kathy Carmello, HCPS and sponsored by Senator Nancy Jacobs. The SMILE Alumni also attended a mock drunk driving trial at the Harford County Courthouse, facilitated by Judge Waldron.
400 new books were put into the hands and homes of students to help build at home libraries to support reading achievement.
12 Edgewood High School seniors were presented scholarships for college funding. The students attended such colleges as University of Maryland College Park, Salisbury State University, and Harford Community College.
300 elementary school students received homework tool kits filled with school supplies and other resources.
175 parents and students attended Parent Academy’s held at each of the Edgewood area elementary schools.
130 parents and students attended the 1st Annual Finding Your Future Education Conference. Participants received information on goal setting, finding money for college, SAT strategies and college preparedness.
Schools received funding to support programs to enhance parent involvement in learning such as kindergarten orientation, JumpStart, Books in Hand, and Math Night
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