Highland Park High School joined with the YWCA Resource and Advocacy for Change and Equity (R.A.C.E.) Committee Tuesday to announce a new pilot program for USD 501.
HPHS Principal Dale Cushinberry, USD 501 Superintendent Dr. Kevin Singer, and YWCA CEO Joyce Martin were all on hand to discuss the partnership. Former Kansas State coach Bill Snyder was also on hand as a representative of Kansas Mentors, as were Committee Co-chair Ronnie Padilla and YWCA Racial Justice Coordinator Glenda DuBoise among other committee members and community activists.
The new Adopt-a-School community partnership is designed to "positively impact student achievement and to nurture intellectual, emotional, personal, and social development."
Organizers hope it will promote academic achievement and fulfill the goals of the YWCA. The R.A.C.E. Committee expects to adopt and work with more schools in the area as the program expands.