Two graduates of education programs provided by the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) Court and Community Schools are the recipients of scholarships that will be used to further their educations. The scholarships are courtesy of the Sacramento County Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Commission (JJDPC).
Brianna Bradford, a graduate of North Area Community School, and Alex Tretyak, a recent graduate of Carson Creek High School, were the recipients of the scholarships. The North Area Community School is a County Community School that serves public school students in grades 7-12 who are referred by school districts located primarily in the north and northwest portions of Sacramento County. Carson Creek is an educational program located within the Sacramento County Boys Ranch juvenile facility operated by the Sacramento County Probation Department.
"We are extremely proud of the accomplishments that both Brianna and Alex have made and continue to make," said Tim Taylor, Assistant Superintendent of Court, Community Schools and ROP programs for SCOE. "These scholarships serve as a sincere validation of their hard work and effort."
The commission has set an annual goal of awarding scholarships to youth who demonstrate a willingness to work towards improving themselves, indicate a positive plan for their future and have need for some degree of financial assistance. In 2006, JJDPC Commissioners voted to take advantage of a Sacramento County policy that pays Commissioners $25 per meeting for their voluntarily participating in monthly meetings. Commissioners agreed to donate all funds paid to them to support the Education for Success Scholarship Program.
Students detained in county youth facilities receive instruction from Sacramento County Office of Education teachers. The Sacramento Juvenile Court Schools provide a support network of quality services that promote and lead in educational excellence. Community Schools provide an alternative educational program for students expelled from various school districts in Sacramento County. This program provides an educational alternative for high-risk students referred by the Sacramento County Probation Department. The Sacramento Community Schools provide an integrated curriculum in academics, life skills, technology, and vocational education and training.