The mission of the Blackstone Valley Education Foundation is to build connections between local schools and businesses, enrich education, and develop the next generation of workers, employers, and leaders.
Providing Programs and Services for Local Schools
School districts throughout the Blackstone Valley region have bonded together with the Blackstone Valley Education Foundation to leverage community support that enhances efforts to connect current learning with future career paths for students, whether following post-secondary education or directly after high school graduation.
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“We are pleased to have talented staff members affiliated with the Foundation’s quality professional development activities.”
Michael Fitzpatrick, Superintendent, BVT
“The Professional Development at Holy Cross was, by far, the best professional development I have had in years. I will return to my classroom and school with renewed confidence in spreading the message that English majors are employable in fields far beyond education.”
Melisa Kinkela, Teacher, Sutton High School
“I found the professional development session (eLearning: What’s working and where do we go from here?” helpful. It helped me adjust more confidently to the world of eLearning hearing how experienced online instructors conducted their courses, what strategies work, and the general advice given overall. I was glad to be part of it, thank you!”
Daniel Landesman, Business Teacher, Grafton High School
“Thank you, BVEF, for a marvelous partnership that just keeps getting better.”
Deborah Kochevar, Dean, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University
“In 6th grade I teach a unit on statistics. My students collect data, display data and analyze it. Today one of the presenters at MAPFRE talked about how the numbers tell a story. I plan to talk about analyzing data as way of telling a story. I think my 6th grade students will have better understanding of what it means to analyze data. There were also many fields that were introduced that I never really thought of as math fields. Such as market research and weather forecasting.”
“As a BVT student, I found the tours to be very interesting because they do co-cop with our students. Also I thought it was cool being able to see their factory and how they make their product. Thank you!”
Student, BVEF Youth Leadership Academy
What We Do
BVEF provides professional development for teachers and school counselors, as well as innovative career-connection programs that assist students in the development of 21st century skills, by connecting the classroom with local businesses and the community. The goal is to assist with the development of our future work force in the Blackstone Valley and throughout the nation.