Succeed 2020 Awards More than $4 Million to Regional Education Associations

April 3, 2013

Succeed 2020 has awarded the Great Northwest Education Cooperative,(based in Williston), Mid Dakota Education Cooperative( based in Minot), and North Central Education Cooperative (based in Bottineau), with funding to launch their Succeed 2020 programs. The three REAs have spent the last year planning and piloting their Succeed 2020 programs. Each will receive approximately $1.35 million to support full implementation of its Succeed 2020 programs through summer 2017. The three REAs also received modest planning grants last summer to develop and pilot their Succeed 2020 programs.

Each REA will launch several coordinated activities to prepare students for college and careers. For example, the Great Northwest Education Cooperative (Williston) will host two summer schools for students needing additional instruction and support in math and science. The Mid Dakota Education Cooperative (Minot) will provide students with summer internships and other work-based learning activities. . The North Central Education Cooperative (Bottineau) will help offer career fairs, internships, business presentations, and ACT preparation to help students develop better understandings of their options after high school.

The Great Northwest Education Cooperative, Mid Dakota Education Cooperative, and North Central Education Cooperative join four REAs that launched full Succeed 2020 programs in fall 2012. The four REAs that launched Succeed 2020 programs are Missouri River Education Cooperative (based in Bismarck-Mandan), North East Services Cooperative (based in Devils Lake), Roughrider Educations Services Program (based in Dickinson), and SouthEast Education Cooperative (based in Fargo). The grants are part of Succeed 2020, a statewide program aimed at helping North Dakota students become better prepared for college and careers. Last year, the Hess Corporation, a global energy company, donated more than $25 million to implement Succeed 2020.

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