Salt Lake City, Utah (Tuesday, January 12, 2021) Rocky Mountain Document Destruction announces its partnership with “Success in Education” (SIE) today. RMDD will donate the value of the recycled paper it shreds back to SIE to help implement their programs.
Success in Education is a non-profit group in Utah focused on helping children in school succeed through one of their three programs. “We believe in the lifelong, transformative power oof an engaging education. That is why we’re dedicated to enhancing and enriching scholastic experiences by creating, enabling, and integrating programs that change the world.”
“Success in Education is pleased to have Rocky Mountain Document Destruction join us in our mission to change the world – one student at a time. Their sponsorship contributes to the dissemination of free college and career readiness tools for Utah students, from learning to read in elementary school, all the way to earning scholarships and receiving job training in high school and beyond. We are grateful that an esteemed group such as Rocky Mountain Document Destruction is dedicated to the successes of Utah students, and has joined Success in Education as a sponsor.”
SIE’s three programs are “Code to Success,” “Keys to Success,” and “Road to Success.” Through these three programs, SIE has donated to over 200 schools and nearly 250,000 students. It has helped these students access more than $130 million in scholarships and tuition waivers. After STEM was implemented in 2013, SIE created its newest program, “Code to Success,” to give kids a six-week bootcamp in coding to help them learn one of six languages.
“As the management of Rocky Mountain Document Destruction looked for a way to give back to the community, we chose the success in education foundation as our way. The idea of giving back to the education foundation will have a ripple effect in the community, businesses and homes,” said Larry Gibbons, Managing Senior Partner. “Plus, we liked the phrase: ‘You can shred for Ed.'”
Your business with Rocky Mountain Document Destruction will help support Success in Education and its programs. You can review their services at https://rmshred.com or by calling 801-384-1900.
If you’d like to make a direct donation to Success in Education, visit https://sieutah.com.
About Success In Education
We believe that our educational system should be grounded in a commitment to excellence. Act now to empower our children, to preserve our economy, and to solidify our future.
Code to Success
Code to Success Utah offers summer coding boot-camps for high school-aged students. Our mission is to bridge the gap between education and industry by getting students interested in programming starting in high school, aiming to set them on a successful educational pathway in computer science.
Code to Success offers a unique curriculum with a focus on HTML, CSS, Java Script, and REACT which provides a well-rounded coding experience for students. Towards the end of the program, students and industry professionals connect at our Tech Networking Graduation event.
In Summer 2020 as a response to COVID-19 and the rising demand for remote learning, Code to Success partnered with the Idaho Technology Council to launch a summer program for Idaho students statewide. With support from state government, private enterprise, and the Idaho STEM Action Center, Code to Success: Idaho Codes received over 1,700 registrations from determined and motivated students.
In the 2020-2021 school year, Code to Success plans to expand the types of curriculum offered in order to stay current with trends in the field and to diversify learning opportunities for students. These curriculum opportunities include cyber security, gaming, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and QA Testing.
“My favorite part [of Code to Success] was the capstone project because I got to implement everything, I learned to make the project. It was really fun seeing things I made, work, and I felt I had accomplished something.”
“The experience I had at the Tech Networking Graduation exceeded my expectations. I learned about some really cool programs and opportunities I can take advantage of in the coming years, and I’m glad I learned about them because they seemed to be really cool…I was impressed!”
Keys to Success
The purpose of the Keys to Success App is to motivate students to unlock their future and connect with scholarships, internships, and opportunities. As students are matched with opportunities within their identified career interests, they gain points for awesome rewards—all in the palm of their hands.
When internships and career Opportunities are provided, and Scholarships are offered within your organization you can help students get the experience and education they need to ensure our communities thrives.
This year the Keys to Success app offers more student features. One being, the new CTE Pathways Dashboard suggests pathways to students available at their school-based off their career interests. There are many more features:
- CareerExplorer by Sokanu
- CTE Pathways Dashboard
- Scholarship Database
- Internship/Opportunities Database
- Financial Aid Resources
- Prize Dashboard
- Personalized Notifications
- Ability to Favorite Opportunities
Road to Success
Road to Success is designed specifically to improve the skills kids need to succeed, the program incentivizes elementary school students to read daily. Our goal is to have 90% of Utah children reading at or above grade level. We know that it is only when students, families, schools, and communities work together that our children will discover the power of words and unlock a lifetime of potential.
As students log their reading, they are rewarded with coins, badges, and opportunities to “level up.” While their parents and teachers can view their students’ progress in real-time and stay on top of their student’s development.
HOW IT WORKS
As students log their reading, they “Level Up” through the different game worlds in the platform. There is one level for each week of the year. When students reach levels 2, 14, and 26 they get a notiﬁcation that they have earned a prize! Students enter a parent’s email if a parent is not yet assigned to their account. Their parent then receives information on how to redeem their student’s prize. Prizes range from Olympic sports games to ﬁne arts performances! All prizes are a “family pack” meaning there are 5 tickets provided once their prize is selected! This is a great way to get young students on college campuses and start the conversation early about higher education!