First Graduates of 'Workforce High School' to Receive Diplomas; Keynote Address from Mayor Francis Slay

SLATE & SLPS Partnership Aims to Increase Graduation Rates

April 13, 2017 | 2 min reading time

ST. LOUIS-- The first two graduates of the Workforce High School will receive their diplomas today in a special ceremony in the office of Mayor Francis Slay.

St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment (SLATE), in partnership with St. Louis Public Schools (SLPS), created the 24-hour high school in an effort to boost graduation rates. The School offers young adults 24/7 access to education mentorship, financial empowerment, and holistic case management services they need to complete their high school education and achieve success in life.

"I am very proud of the young adults who have gotten back on track to graduate high school," Mayor Slay said. "It is as testament to their own fortitude and to dedicated adults investing in their future. Providing a quality education is one of the most important things we can do for our children, and thinking outside the box to provide this new opportunity for young adults to obtain an education will help lead them to a more stable and secure future."

WHEN:          
2:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

WHERE:     
Room 200
St. Louis City Hall
St. Louis, MO 63103

WHO:          
Cedric Deshay,Workforce High School Graduate
Jeavon Gill,Workforce High School Graduate
Mayor Francis Slay
Dr. Kelvin Adams, Superintendent, SLPS
Dr. Alice Prince, SLATE Young Adult Workforce Division Manager

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