Horizons effort results in educational scholarships
Ritzville Horizons Project garners $10,000
August 7, 2008
Ritzville Adams County Journal
The Northwest Area Foundation recently announced the approval of Ritzville’s Horizons Project grant application in the amount of $10,000.
Horizons is a project funded by the Northwest Area Foundation and delivered by Washington State University Extension.
The 18-month project began in the fall of 2006 and culminated with a community swim party on June 27 at the Ritzville Water Park.
Activities have included Leadership Plenty training, Study Circles and a community blog.
Horizons also partnered with the Ritzville Area Chamber of Commerce to present the Christmas Kick-off Celebration dinner and the hospitality training by Sue Price in June.
Participants in Study Circles held in February 2007 identified the need for additional educational opportunities in the community. This need was echoed by the surveys completed by the community in September 2007.
The grant money will provide scholarships to the distance learning center, which is in development through the Ritzville Public Development Authority in partnership with Big Bend Community College, located in the Bank of Whitman building (former location of The Brunswick Tavern).
The distance learning center will be available for a variety of training opportunities and community workshops for students of all ages.
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