Tyler, TX, July 27, 2020: Business leaders and education advocacy groups gathered together for a press event at The Genesis Group yesterday regarding the release of a ReadyNation brief, “Building Educational Pathways for a Strong Texas Future,” which highlighted the need for strong career pathways and Youth Apprenticeship Programs for Texas high school students.
ReadyNation is a national advocacy group comprised of 2,700 business leaders throughout the country.
Phil Burks, CEO of The Genesis Group kicked off the event at 3:00 p.m., introducing a number of individuals to speak on behalf of education efforts for East Texas. Read more
Whitehouse FFA is the 2018 3-Star National Chapter Award Winner, which places them in the top 1.4% in the United States. They will receive special recognition in October at this year’s FFA National Convention in Indianapolis. Phil Burks and Jim Nipp (lower left and right) presented Whitehouse FFA with a donation on behalf of the Genesis Group. Investing in student endeavors is a big part of how Genesis gives back to our community. We are proud to support these future leaders.
The Genesis Group is actively involved in initiatives that support, promote and enhance education in our community, which is why we have partnered with The Whitehouse Education Foundation. The mission of the foundation is to support educational excellence, promote innovation in teaching, enhance educational programs consistent with the goals of the District, and partner with the community to enrich the quality of education for all students in the District.
During Saturday evening’s fundraising event entitled “Celebration of Innovation: A Taste of Whitehouse”, in which The Genesis Group was recognized as a Diamond Sponsor, Genesis President Jim Nipp was announced as the incoming President/Chair of The WISD Education Foundation. The third annual event honored innovators of the year as well as grant recipients, and featured a variety of food items from local restaurants.
Resident Genesis software developer Yessika Guerra was part of a group of technology leaders who led over 40 area middle school girls in hands-on technology exercises. The event was called “STEM Like a Girl” (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) held at The Discovery Science Place. The event allowed young girls to collaborate with women in the community who work in STEM related fields. Yessika’s group used a cipher wheel to decrypt coded messages.