Each year we host an event to gather our donors, funders, partners and supporters to celebrate the successes of the previous year. As part of the program we award three partners who went above and beyond to make an impact in the lives of students in Minnesota and we want to take some time to recognize them here.
Today we want to tell you about The Sanneh Foundation. We awarded the founder, Tony Sanneh with an excellence in education award. Founded in 2003, The Sanneh Foundation was opened to support community-based organizations and create a supportive network in the community that provides positive environments for urban youth to become positive and productive adults.
Over the past year, we have worked most closely with their Dreamline Corps which engages and energizes under-served students so they take ownership of their own success in academics and life. Working with public schools, the program provides in-school academic support and after school leadership skills.
We are so happy that we connected with this wonderful foundation last year and have been able to provide laptops and tablets for the student mentors who provide in-school academic support.