Communities in Schools of Walton County recently received a $3000 grant from the Walton Electric Trust, also known as Walton EMC Operation Round-Up. Walton EMC customers contribute to the fund by having their electric bills rounded up to the next dollar, and the Walton Electric Trust invests the dollars in worthwhile community activities.
CIS is pleased to have received an award of $3000, which will support career exploration and college access in the Performance Learning Center. Students who need help with college applications, entrance exam preparation and fees, and other pathways to college will be able to apply for support through this grant.
In addition, seniors who complete credits in the Performance Learning Center and graduate this year will be able to apply for job shadowing and internship opportunities through this grant. Students will choose a career they would like to explore and CIS will match them with an employer in the community for a 20-hour workplace experience.
Our sincere thanks go to Walton EMC and the Walton Electric Trust for making these programs possible, helping students stay in school and achieve in life!