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VIP Program Wins ASBA Golden Bell Promise Programs Award

Monday , January 01 , 2018

PVSchools Volunteer in Paradise (VIP) program received the Arizona School Boards Association (ASBA) Golden Bell Promise Programs Award - Excellence in Collaboration during the Golden Bell Promise Programs Luncheon at the ASBA-ASA Annual Conference on Dec. 14th. The Golden Bell Promise Award recognizes school programs throughout Arizona that have shown outstanding successes in student growth. As winner of the Golden Bell Promise  Programs Award - Excellence in Collaboration, Laurie Smith, VIP coordinator, presented the VIP program during one of the breakout sessions. Established in 2013, volunteers, called VIPs, tutor students who need extra academic support, and in turn, help increase student academic achievement. The VIP program matches community volunteers with one of the participating VIP schools - Arrowhead Elementary, Campo Bello Elementary, Desert Shadows Elementary, Echo Mountain Primary, Hidden Hills Elementary, Mercury Mine Elementary and North Ranch Elementary. VIP volunteer opportunities are still available for this school year. The next VIP orientation is on Jan. 18th from 9:00a.m. - 11a.m. at the PVSchools’ Community Resource Center. The final opportunity to join in the 2017-18 school year is Feb. 7th.

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