Oil Company Donates to ND Schools

The Hess Corporation made the announcement that they are donating more than $25 million to fund “Succeed 2020.” Succeed 2020 is a statewide education project aimed at helping North Dakota students become better prepared for college and careers.

Governor Dalrymple stated, “Hess Corporation’s donation gives us a tremendous opportunity to improve the quality of education for North Dakota students and to ensure they are ready for both college and the workplace.”  “The past three legislative sessions have focused heavily on creating equitable funding for schools, and this public-private partnership will allow our local partners to enhance and design programs that better prepare our students.”

Governor Dalrymple and the Hess Corporation have been working on the project’s development for more than a year.  Specific goals aim to increase ACT scores, decrease developmental or remedial education, and increase the number of students who complete high school and college programs on-time. The REAs will work with their local school districts and partners to design and implement programs that improve college and career counseling beginning in the middle school grades, increase access to and success in career and technical education programs and advanced placement courses for rural students, and provide professional development for teachers and counselors.

Sen. John Hoeven stats that with this gift, the Hess Corporation and FHI 360 are not only helping to create jobs in North Dakota, but also helping to prepare young people for careers in a dynamic and growing industry.”

Want to know more about North Dakota?  Check out North Dakota’s Department of Commerce website today!

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