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PUBLISHED: 5:02 PM on Wednesday, October 25, 2006
SERRC receives $10,000 grant from Fred Meyer Foundation for All-Alaska Academy program
SERRC - Alaska's Educational Resource Center announced today it has received a grant totaling $10,000 from the Fred Meyer Foundation for its All-Alaska Academy program that brings middle school and high school students from around the state to Juneau to observe and participate in the state government process including meetings with Legislators, the Governor, and other state officials. Aligned with Alaska Content Standards, the All-Alaska Academy is comprised of the following programs:

Alaska Close Up and Junior Alaska Close Up

Creates Alaska's future leaders by showing how students how Alaska's state government really works

Government Internship

Allows Alaska Close-Up alumni to job shadow and gain work experience in the Alaska State Legislature

Career Connections

Offers job-shadowing opportunities, job-seeking skills training, and career exploration activities

Transition Camp

Provides district teams with skills that help students successfully transition from school to adulthood while instructing teachers on how to better facilitate that process

The Fred Meyer Foundation grant allows the All-Alaska Academy to offer ten $1000 scholarships to participating school districts. To be eligible for one of the scholarships, school districts need to submit their All-Alaska Academy application forms by noon on November 17. The Fred Meyer Foundation Scholarship Drawing will take place at 1 pm and all entrants will be notified via e-mail of the districts that will receive scholarship money by the end of the day.

"The Fred Meyer Foundation was particularly impressed by the successful track record of the All-Alaska Academy," said Fred Meyer and the Fred Meyer Foundation Philanthropy Coordinator Glynda Brockhoff. "We hope that this grant will help this program continue the important work it is doing to enrich student's lives. We are proud to be a part of Alaska and are committed to helping where we can. Social responsibility and community involvement are company priorities established by our founder, Fred. G. Meyer. Mr. Meyer said, 'To be a good neighbor, you must strive to be a good neighbor in all ways.' Financial support of non-profit organizations is just one of the ways Fred Meyer upholds this tradition."

To find out more about the All-Alaska Academy, please visit www.serrc.org/academy or contact Linda Kadrlik at 907-586-6806.

The All-Alaska Academy is a program of SERRC - Alaska's Educational Resource Center.


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