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April 25: AVID Student Summit

Event is in Centennial Student Union Ballroom.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 4-22-2016

Mankato, Minn. – Minnesota State University, Mankato will host its second “Advancement Via Individual Determination” (AVID) Student Summit from 9:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Monday, April 25, on campus in the Centennial Student Union Ballroom.

The AVID Student Summit is an opportunity for 11th grade students in AVID programs across the region to come together for a day of learning. The event is co-planned by teachers and counselors in Professional Development School partner districts, faculty from Minnesota State Mankato’s College of Education and graduate assistants and students.

The AVID program is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society. Students who participate in the program receive a system of support as they take rigorous classes in high school to prepare for college.

Minnesota State Mankato teacher candidates benefit from AVID by learning how to engage and challenge their own middle school or high school students during field experiences.

The College of Education is completing year three of its AVID teacher preparation initiative. Minnesota State Mankato students filled 70 AVID tutoring spots in K-12 schools during 2015-2016. This amounted to 700 hours of tutoring for local students.

For more information, contact Laura Bemel at 507-389-5444 or, or visit

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,193 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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