The Nike School Innovation Fund has awarded 71 Oregon high schools a total of $1.6 million in grants for the 2016-17 school year. The schools represent a broad cross section of the state of Oregon. From Grant High School in Portland to Crook County High School in Prineville, the program focuses on improving graduation rates, narrowing the achievement gap and preparing more students for college and beyond.
In 2015, the Nike School Innovation Fund launched a new statewide initiative focused on high schools. Fifty high schools were awarded grants to implement or expand AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) schoolwide in 2015. For the 2016-17 school year, all 50 schools have implemented college and career readiness best practices and have applied to renew funding to continue this work. Nike will continue to support these 50 schools, plus expand the program to a 21 additional schools.
For more information and a full list of recipients, download the press release.
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