Harrisburg-based Learning Centers Recognized for Innovation & Excellence
HARRISBURG, PA. Next Thursday, February 1st, The Yass Prize for Sustainable, Transformational, Outstanding and Permissionless Education continues its multi-state Roadshow for Opportunity with its second stop to Harrisburg, the capital city of Pennsylvania, at the site of the Rock Education Center and HQ of Black Pastors United for Education (BPUE)
BPUE was named a Finalist for the 2023 Yass Prize and winner of a $500,000 STOP Award, recognized for its innovative model in personalizing education for students failed by area schools and its plans to expand opportunities for more students to engage in personalized learning opportunities in communities and churches. Pastor Joshua Robertson, Founder and CEO, drawing from his own journey of learning to read at age 19, founded this network with the belief that personalized, small-group learning is the key to student success and accelerated learning.
The event, which is open to the press, begins at 10:00 am with a tour and discussion about the model, something many other communities are interested in following.
The tour will be followed by a Q&A at 10:45 to which press are invited and will be attended by Janine Yass, founder of the Yass Prize, members of Black Pastors United for Education, lawmakers and nationally recognized education leaders.
This event is closed to the public. However, members of the media who wish to attend or interview participants should contact: