Forbeck, Stuht receive education award
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For information on Project 16:49 and how to buy raffle tickets, go online to project1649.org.
JANESVILLE State Superintendent Tony Evers is expected to present Ann Forbeck and Robin Stuht of Project 16:49 with a 2011 Friend of Education Award today at the Capitol in Madison.
Forbeck is homeless liaison for the Janesville School District, and Stuht is homeless coordinator for the Beloit School District. They have served as co-chairwomen of the Homeless Education Action Team. The group strives to provide services for homeless teens.
The women and Project 16:49 are being honored with others for “the significant contributions they have made to students in their local communities and across the state,” a news release states.
Project 16:49 works with Lutheran Social Services to recruit families to serve as safe homes and provide emergency shelter for teens. The Homeless Education Action Team, along with the YWCA of Rock County, is raising funds to open a transitional living program to help young people age 16 to 21 who cannot safely return home. The program will allow them to finish high school and learn adult responsibilities in a supportive environment, supporters say.
Gary Schultz of Janesville has donated his classic 1931 Chevy Coupe for a raffle drawing at 3 p.m. Sunday at the 35th annual Beloit Autorama, Preservation Park, Beloit. All proceeds will support the transitional living program.