(STATEHOUSE) October 11, 2007 - Today, the Greene County Grant and Professional Development Consortium was at the Statehouse to accept a $150,000 grant presented by Lt. Governor Becky Skillman and the Office of Community and Rural Affairs. State Representative Bruce Borders (R-Jasonville) was there to congratulate the happy recipients.
The Greene County Grant and Professional Development Consortium received the grant on behalf of five Greene County School Corporations: Eastern Greene, Bloomfield, White River Valley, Linton Stockton, and MSD Shakamak.
The money will be used to fund a project to develop a comprehensive career awareness program for K-12 students, implement a career pathways model that utilizes students' academic strengths, and develop programs that encourage women and minorities to pursue math, science, and technology.
"This is great news for kids in our area. It's a great opportunity for Greene County's young people to learn about the full range of career possibilities open to them," said Rep. Borders. "Encouraging students to think hard about their future helps ensure the future health and economy of our entire area."
Rep. Borders encourages local constituents to contact him with questions or concerns through e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling the Statehouse toll-free at 1-800-382-9841. It is also possible to write him at 200 W. Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204