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Annual “School-to-World” Awards Honor Students and Businesses

Students Honored for Workforce Preparation; Businesses Recognized for Support

Keynote speaker at podium

Keynote speaker Terra Stevens described some of the c​hallenges she had overcome in her own life.

Students and staff from Elinor L. Hickey Jr./Sr. High School, Leo A. Palmiter High School, North Area Community School, and Boys & Girls Club LINKS Academy celebrated successes at the 21st Annual "School-to-World" Awards ceremony on May 15.

The "School-to-World" program is a partnership between the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) and areas 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 "School-to-World" program provides the services, support system and opportunities that most at-risk students need to be ready for college and/or the workforce. The Hickey and Palmiter 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, Palmiter student Michael H. and Hickey student Louis R. were presented with School-to-World Awards in recognition of their outstanding achievements. The keynote speaker was Terra Stevens, Youth Employment Specialist from Crossroads Centers.

Several local businesses were honored with Business Partner Awards for providing employment and other workforce preparation assistance to SCOE's "School-to-World" students:

  • Ace Hardware (Galt)
  • Anytime Fitness
  • Cal-Waste
  • Center for Land Based Learning
  • Comfort Inn
  • CVS Pharmacy (Galt/El Camino/Florin/Elkhorn/Marconi)
  • Denny's
  • Dimple Records
  • Eskaton Village (Carmichael)
  • Fitness Pro
  • Fulton-El Camino Recreation and Park District
  • Galt Horse Assisted Learning Enrichment Program (GALEP)
  • Green Acres
  • Herald Store
  • Iron Dragon
  • Johnny Rockets
  • L&S Appliance
  • Les Schwab Tire Center
  • Nor Cal Fit
  • Restore/Habitat for Humanity
  • River Valley Feed and Pet Supply
  • SellState Realty
  • Sheila's Country Rose Florist
  • Soil Born Farms

Business owners who would like to learn more about SCOE's "School-to-World" program should email or phone Michael Laharty: (916) 228-2005.

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