Private schools in the greater Racine area that wish to become part of the SOAR network of schools serving a larger population of students in poverty should attend a school orientation session Thursday, Sept. 24, at 8 a.m. in the Assembly Hall at DeKoven Center, 600-21st St.
SOAR – Scholarships, Opportunities & Access in Racine – is a new organization committed to providing opportunities for excellent education through scholarships awarded to families with limited financial resources. Its goal is to help provide Racine students from low-income families an opportunity to attend approved, area private schools; to grow in their academic achievement; and to find success.
SOAR schools will be accredited and have high academic standards, and they will work with SOAR to provide the compassion and support necessary for scholarship recipients and their families. All private area schools that wish to be included in this SOAR network are encouraged to attend Thursday’s meeting to learn how the scholarship program will work in 2010-11 and to indicate their interest in accepting SOAR scholarship students next fall. The meeting is most appropriate for principals, pastors, school board members, church council representatives and finance administrators.
Participants are asked to RSVP by calling Executive Director Laura Sumner Coon at 498-9425. SOAR is a nonprofit, 501(c) 3 corporation.