GPS Education Partners were presented with a major contribution from the AT&T Aspire program to help 100 students graduate from high school during an event on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at Capitol Stampings Corporation in Milwaukee.
Stephanie Borowski, President of GPS Education Partners, Scott T. VanderSanden, AT&T Wisconsin State President, Ald. Russell Stamper, and Dr. Darienne Driver, newly appointed Superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools were all in attendance on Thursday.
The funding that AT&T contributed will enable GPS to establish five education centers in Wisconsin over the next two years, including two education centers in Milwaukee at Capitol Stampings and STRATTEC.
AT&T also announced an Aspire donation to College Possible to expand its programming to two new high schools in Milwaukee.
The program, AT&T Aspire provides academic support and coaching to low-income students to help them graduate high school and college.
GPS Education Partners is a non-profit organization that not only helps students graduate high school, but also prepares them for meaningful careers, continuing education and productive lives through a unique immersive learning experience in 16 education centers across Wisconsin. GPS Education Partners and College Possible are the only two organizations in Wisconsin among 30 recipients nationwide that will share in nearly $12.5 million from AT&T.
The AT&T Aspire program is focused on helping more students graduate from high school ready for college and careers.