Students and staff from Elinor L. Hickey Jr./Sr. High School, Leo A. Palmiter Jr./Sr. High School, and North Area Community School celebrated successes at today’s 23rd Annual School-to-World Awards ceremony.
The School-to-World program is a partnership between the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) and area businesses. The joint venture offers students valuable entry-level job experience, connections with local business professionals, an opportunity for immediate use of newly acquired job skills, and an active way to learn social skills.
The program provides the services, support system and opportunities that most at-risk students need to be ready for college and/or the workforce. The participating campuses are operated by SCOE for students with specialized learning needs. Services are tailored to individual students based on their specific needs instead of through traditional, scripted education.
During the ceremony, two students received awards for outstanding achievement: Nathaniel C., School-to-World Award; and Cameron L., Culinary Arts/Chef’s Award.
Andrea Johnson of the Greater Sacramento Area Boys & Girls Club gave an inspirational speech to students on how to find, get, and keep a job.
Business Partner Awards
A wide variety of local businesses were honored with Business Partner Awards for providing employment and other workforce preparation assistance to students in SCOE’s School-to-World program:
- Ace Hardware
- Arden Park Florist
- Anytime Fitness
- ATV Wholesalers
- California Scholastic Journalism Initiative
- Carl’s Jr.
- Center for Land Based Learning
- CVS Pharmacy
- Dimple Records
- Fulton-El Camino Recreation and Park District
- Game Stop
- Great Escapes
- Habitat for Humanity Restore
- Johnny Rockets
- Nor Cal Fit
- Old Navy
- River Valley Feed & Pet Supply
- Sacramento Tree Foundation
- Soil Born Farms (Rancho Cordova)