Pat, Personally

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Celebrating the sixth annual "Reclaim Your Future"

On May 12, it was my pleasure to be part of the sixth annual “Reclaim Your Future” senior celebration, at which approximately 700 students from Clark County School District (CCSD) high schools were recognized for their achievements.

The celebration put the spotlight on the Reclaim Your Future initiatives of CCSD, Jobs for Nevada's Graduates and the Family Engagement Resource Center. With the support of community partners, volunteers and staff, students whose attendance, credits or proficiency exam results put them at risk of not graduating, are getting the help they need.

Students are also given additional resources including mentors, online credit retrieval and proficiency exam "boot camps" to earn a high school diploma.

The Reclaim Your Future senior celebration supports CCSD's Pledge of Achievement goal of College and Career Readiness.

At the celebration, there were giveaways courtesy of the NBA Summer League and the School-Community Partnership Program. Plus, four outstanding students were surprised with scholarships from the College of Southern Nevada.

I also want to thank our wonderful staff and sponsors who made this celebration happen. None of this would be possible without the hard work of our staff and students who go above and beyond everyday.

Click here to watch a video of this very special event.

Congratulations to these terrific, hardworking students, and we look forward to seeing you walk across the stage and receive your diploma!