As part of an ongoing commitment to the communities they serve, Great Expressions Dental Centers, a dental support organization, has teamed up with Purpose Prep, an online education resource transforming the student learning experience through innovative and engaging solutions for K-12 districts and schools. Together, Great Expressions and Purpose Prep will empower teen Detroit students at Cornerstone Health and Technology High School to reach their full potential and pursue a bright future. The classes enhance emotional intelligence, life skills, habits, critical thinking, career pathway development and the overall development of the students’ purpose in life.
Purpose Prep’s credit bearing online classes are based on four learning pillars to help develop the student as a healthy, growing, thoughtful leader of society. The four pillars are:
Understanding that a solid education is essential to future success, Great Expressions will sponsor 100 Detroit students as they undergo two of Purpose Prep’s hybrid e-learning courses. Purpose Prep includes personal and leadership development courses that aim to enhance academic achievement, life skills, critical thinking, career development, passions and the overall progression to success. The program, which features classes taught once a week during regular school hours, will take place September 2017 through May 2018. GEDC also has provided their 100 students a backpack full of school supplies and dental products.
“Partnerships like this help ensure our students are equipped with the resources they need to succeed in their future endeavors,” said Jared Davis, principal of Cornerstone Health and Technology High School. “Each student is unique in their talents and passions and Purpose Prep allows them the ability to explore these as they discover their purpose through personal and leadership skills.”
“There’s nothing better than seeing companies unite to empower young people in Detroit to discover their purpose,” said Daniel Budzinski, chief executive officer of Purpose Prep.
Pictured here are a few of the beautiful faces of GEDC’s sponsored students who are preparing for college and life through modern curriculum that connects personal experiences and belief systems to actionable and attainable goals: