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The Baldwin UFSD Partnership with Simon Youth Foundation Leads to Scholarships for Students

Simon Youth Foundation (SYF) awarded seniors, Miah Lissade and Sarah Reyes, of Baldwin High School @Shubert scholarships of $32,000 each (or $8,000 per year for four years) as a direct result of the partnership launched this past year between the Baldwin Union Free School District (UFSD) and the foundation.

“Seeing these two students receive scholarships as a result of the Simon Youth Foundation partnership, which we just launched this year, is extraordinary,” says Dr. Shari L. Camhi, superintendent of schools, Baldwin UFSD. “Our district aims to provide an education for all learners and ensure that all of our students can graduate college-, career-, and life-ready—and this is a result of this effort. Congratulations to Miah and Sarah, and thank you to all of the administration who helped make this collaboration a success.”

Starting in September, Miah will attend St. John’s University in Queens, NY with a focus on special education, while Sarah will enroll in the pre-nursing program at St. Petersburg College in Pinellas County, FL. Both students proudly graduated in June from Baldwin High School @Shubert, which offers students in grades 9–12 the opportunity to fulfill New York State graduation requirements by earning both academic and Career and Technical Education (CTE) credits. The program has been made possible through partnerships with Nassau BOCES, and just this year, with SYF.

Since its inception, SYF has helped more than 17,000 students around the country graduate high school35 percent of whom are the first in their family to graduate. Recognizing the potential in all students, the foundation provides support through college counseling and scholarships, which can be used towards college, career training, and other continuing education opportunities.