The Xcel Energy Foundation recently donated
$30,000 to the Friends of Saint Paul College Foundation and the Minneapolis
Community and Technical College Foundation for Power of YOU scholarships. The
Power of YOU program provides two years of college, tuition-free, to graduates
of Minneapolis and Saint Paul charter and public high schools.
The Xcel Energy Foundation is a founding
funder in the Power of YOU program. Since its inception, the program has
tripled the enrollment of urban high school graduates going on to college at
Saint Paul College, Minneapolis Community and Technical College, and
Metropolitan State University. The support offered through the program has had
a significant impact on increasing student success, college graduation rates,
and narrowing the achievement gap between students of color and white students.
Xcel Energy supports programs that enhance and
improve student achievement in science, technology, engineering, and math
“The Xcel Energy Foundation continues to
provide generous support for the Power of YOU program, and we are proud to be
able to offer this program at Saint Paul College,” said President Rassoul
Dastmozd. “The support we receive through organizations like the Xcel Energy
Foundation make college a reality for many of our students.”
This year, over 400 students participated in
the Power of YOU program at Saint Paul College.