Nacogdoches organization competes for grant to help high school drop-outs

By Holley Nees - email

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) – Solid Foundation Association in Nacogdoches is competing with cities across the nation for grants from Pepsi.

One $50,000 grant would support a GED program targeting deep East Texas high school drop-outs.  The other grant is $250,000 to conduct economic empowerment conferences for single mothers.

The program director said they plan to carry out the projects either way, but they really need the grant.

"The parents themselves and all the siblings, if they get the GED it will create job security because the shrinking job market right now, and also afford them to advance them in their current jobs," said Director of Solid Foundation Association John Cannings.

The GED program has to rank in the top 10 to get the grant from Pepsi and the single mothers project has to be in the top two to receive the grant.  Go here to vote for the GED grant and here to vote for the single mothers grant.  You can vote once a day.  Voting ends March 31.

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