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LYDIA students shine at their open house & Ribbon Cutting

Rockford, IL (October 15, 2012) – LYDIA Urban Academy would like to say a special thank you to their students for making a great impression on the community during their Open House and Ribbon Cutting ceremony on Thursday, October 18, 2012. Nearly one hundred community partners and friends came to the open house and all of them were impacted by the students.

Each student was able to contribute in their own way from greeting guests, promoting the school, offering refreshments, and interacting with the media. Two students, Ned and D’Angelo were highlighted by one of the areas local news stations. “I liked the open house,” say D’Angelo. “I was able to meet new people and learn new things like the different types of companies we have here.” The academy’s students demonstrated to their community what they can expect from them in the future. “These young people are great examples of what can happen when they are exposed to a non-traditional approach to education,” says Cira Guevara, Director of Fund and Community Development.

LYDIA would also like to personally recognize the following people and businesses: LYDIA’s staff and board members, Rockford Housing Authority, Rockford Chamber of Commerce, The Honorable Scott Christiansen, County Board member Frank Gambino, Leadership Rockford alumni, LYDIA Urban Academy alumni, BMO Harris Bank, Holiday Inn Express and Suites, Rasmussen College, Juvenile Probation, United Way of Rock River Valley, Community Foundation of Northern Illinois, Bisconti Computers, Blue Sky Insurance, Illinois Growth Enterprise, IGNITE members, and many more.

LYDIA Urban Academy is a NCA accredited, non-traditional, Christian high school whose purpose is to serve students who are not succeeding in a traditional school system. LYDIA is a high school diploma program with a unique focus on character education, work readiness, life skills training, and mentoring.

To learn more about LYDIA Urban Academy-Rockford visit online or call 815-966-0039. You can also find them on Facebook.

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