State Farm Insurance Presents $10,000 to ShareFest Community Development as Part of Year-round After-school Program at Avalon High School in Wilmington, CA.

The recently received grant will allow ShareFest to continue our tutoring program, with a focus on helping students to develop and strengthen basic skills in order to pass the California High School Exit Exam. It will also allow them to introduce a college preparatory element that will focus on the benefits of going to college. Additionally, ShareFest will have the opportunity to launch a life skills curriculum with a focus on job readiness. After graduating, the second biggest concern of these students is not only finding employment, but also being prepared for today’s job market.

Principal Awtry from Avalon High School said, “Since ShareFest’s involvement at this school, graduation numbers have more than doubled: 53 students completed their requirements for a diploma in 2009-2010!”

SOURCE ShareFest Community Development