Smart Horizons Career Online Education Announces Partnership with the National Urban League

May 28, 2013

Partnership Will Provide High School Educational Opportunities for Youth in Underserved Communities

Pensacola, FL (PRWEB) May 28, 2013

Dr. Howard Liebman, CEO and Superintendent of Smart Horizons Career Online Education (SHCOE), is pleased to announce that SHCOE has established a partnership with the National Urban League to make SHCOE´s career-based education program available to at-risk youth in communities across the country.

Part of an Urban League initiative called the Urban Youth Empowerment Program (UYEP), the goal of this effort is to reach 1,700 youth, ages 14 to 24, to connect them to educational opportunities and career pathways that will enable them to achieve a higher standard of living. SHCOE will be one of the primary providers of education for those lacking a high school diploma or GED equivalent. The National Urban League, which is dedicated to economic empowerment in historically underserved urban communities, will identify potential students through its nationwide network of 95 local affiliates.

Founded in 2009, SHCOE is the world´s first AdvancED/SACS-accredited online school district, offering an instructional program that combines an 18-credit high school diploma and a credentialed career certificate in one, comprehensive online package. Students enrolling in SHCOE´s high school through UYEP will be able to choose from among certificates in early childhood education, transportation services, homeland security, protection services, office management, and general career preparation.

“SHCOE is honored to be partnering with a civil rights organization that has a history as long and distinguished as the National Urban League in providing opportunities for members of underserved communities,” Dr. Liebman said. “I believe Smart Horizons Career Online High School can be the perfect fit for many of the young people being brought into this important new program.”

About Smart Horizons Career Online Education

Smart Horizons Career Online Education, founded in 2009 and located in Pensacola, Florida, is a private, AdvancED/SACS accredited online school district. AdvancED/SACS District accreditation signifies that SHCOE and all of its schools are fully accredited and that SHCOE is recognized across the nation as a quality school system. Smart Horizons Career Online Education offers 18-credit, career-based high school diploma programs that are designed to prepare students for entrance into the workplace. Career certificate offerings include Childcare Education, Office Management, Protection Services, Homeland Security, Transportation Services, and Professional Skills. For more information, visit our website at http://www.shcoe.org, call our office at 855-777-4265 or email us at info(at)shcoe(dot)org

About The National Urban League

The National Urban League is a historic civil rights and urban advocacy organization dedicated to economic empowerment in historically underserved urban communities. Founded in 1910 and headquartered in New York City, the National Urban League has improved the lives of more than two million people nationwide through direct service programs that are implemented locally by its 95 Urban League affiliates in 36 states and the District of Columbia. The organization also conducts public policy research and advocacy activities from its Washington, DC bureau.

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