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24, 2018 – The
Georgia Foundation for Public Education has awarded mini-grants to 17 schools
to support student career-readiness activities associated with the YouScience aptitude assessment tool. This unique college
and career guidance platform is free for Georgia middle and high schools
through a partnership between the Georgia Department of Education and Technical
College System of Georgia.
leaders continue to face difficulties identifying talent for current vacancies
and jobs of the future,” said Paige Pushkin, GFPE Executive Director. “The
Georgia Foundation for Public Education wants to make sure every student can
find a career they enjoy while earning a living wage. In partnership with
Georgia Power and the Georgia Department of Education, we are thrilled to
provide these grants for schools that want to take student preparedness to the
were able to apply for up to $5,000 in upfront funding, due to the generous
donations and ongoing support of Georgia’s future workforce by Georgia Power’s
Office of Community and Economic Development.
Georgia Foundation for Public Education is the foundation of the Georgia
Department of Education, and exists for the single purpose of supporting
educational excellence for students in Georgia. Learn more at GFPE.org.
High School (Pulaski County Schools) received $5,000 to fund Chromebooks
for a mini Career Lab.
High School (Bulloch County Schools) received $2,950 to fund career event
support and sub coverage so students can take the YouScience aptitude
High School (Carroll County Schools) received $2,400 to fund job
shadowing, mock interviews, a career fair and industry tours.
High School (Carrollton City Schools) received $1,000 for transportation
and ACCUPLACER testing for needs-based scholarships.
County High School (Hart County Schools) received $4,500 for industry
tours, summer assessments, and sub coverage so students can take the
YouScience aptitude assessment.
Davis High School (Jeff Davis County Schools) received $3,800 for a
parents’ night, results info session, and industry/college tours.
County High School (Morgan County Schools) received $5,000 for supplies
for Project Launch and a parents’ night.
County High School (Screven County Schools) received $2,200 for meals and
Academy GNETS (Henry County Schools) received $1,700 for technical college
visits and industry speakers.
Springs Charter High School (Fulton County Schools) received $1,500 for
pre-assessment training for teachers, preparation for training students,
sub coverage, and supplies/incentives.
Early College and Career Academy received $2,500 for substitutes for
teacher training and transportation for college visits.
High School (Gilmer County Schools) received $1,500 for a parents’ night,
training for teachers, and supplies for reports.
County High School (Banks County Schools) received $1,200 for college
tours, industry visits, and mock interviews.
County High School (Lumpkin County Schools) received $2,000 for
transportation to field experiences and job shadowing opportunities.
High School (Thomasville City Schools) received $1,850 for substitutes for
field trips and transportation.
County High School (White County Schools) received $2,500 for
transportation and substitutes for chaperones for educational/workplace
High School (Rome City Schools) received $5,000 for substitutes,
transportation, and stipends for a Saturday event at which students and
parents will receive career advisement and information on YouScience.