Episode #447 - August 19th, 2020
We are always in search of programs and initiatives in the name of education that are best practices and able to be replicated and adapted. This week on Education Counts we feature Goodwill's 2nd Chance at Work program, a local program for adults that is helping bridge the gap between unemployed and gainfully employed. Purdue Polytechnic High School South Bend is giving students hands-on learning and skills through STEM projects and curriculum. HerMichiana spotlights education, training and resources that are available to women in need. The Lilly Endowment is helping preserve youth programs at risk of shuttering during the pandemic by supplying funding so the programs can make the impact they were designed for.
Original Airdate: August 19, 2020

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    Purdue Polytechnic High School

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    In order to better prepare students for college, Purdue University launched the Purdue Polytechnic High School. The program teaches students through hands-on and project based learning while also being STEM focused. The aim is for students to be ready to take on whatever the world throws at them.

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    1. Courtney HarjungCommunity Outreach CoordinatorPurdue Polytechnic High School South Bend
    2. Bibi HardrictPrincipalPurdue Polytechnic High School South Bend
    3. Charli Renckly-DeWhittCommunications, Marketing &Recruitment ManagerPurdue Polytechnic High School

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    Youth Program Resilience Fund

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    The COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone in one way or another. With many schools closed, this left youth programs unsure of their own futures. To make sure these types of programs were able to keep going, the Lilly Endowment created a Youth Program Resilience Fund.

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    1. Tami SilvermanPresident & CEOIndiana Youth Institute

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    Goodwill\'s 2nd Chance at Work

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    There is nothing wrong with wanting better for yourself, and the people at Goodwill Industries want to help you get there. They offer those who were formerly incarcerated, out of work, or under-employed with job opportunities, with the "2nd Chance At Work" program. Their mission is to "help us get and keep our lives on track."

    Guests:

    1. Malinda SmithReceptionistGoodwill Industries of Michiana, Inc
    2. Debie CoblePresident & CEOGoodwill Industries of Michiana, Inc
    3. Teresa DeMauroDirector of Workforce Development ServicesGoodwill Industries of Michiana, Inc

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    HerMichiana

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    With all of the options a search engine can provide, it can get overwhelming narrowing down the proper resources to help you accomplish tasks. HerMichiana is a resource that wants to take a load off of women in the Michiana area, by helping them pinpoint the right services for themselves and educating them on self-care. They offer classes, counseling and tons of training opportunities, like education of fertility, bills and budget management, continuing education, parenting support, and much more.

    Guests:

    1. Lisa EverettDirector for Marriage and Family MinistryThe Catholic Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend
    2. Jackie ApplemanResource CoordinatorHerMichiana

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