The SWWC Foundation believes that students in the southwest and west central region of Minnesota deserve innovative and learning-rich educational opportunities so they can be positioned to learn, grow and find success.
Funds raised support a variety of student enrichment programs through SWWC, including Camp Aspire, Conference for Young Artists, Conference for Young Writers, Creative Writing Contest, Culinary Skills Challenge, Digital Photography Competition, First Tech Challenge, Knowledge Bowl, Regional Spelling Bee, Science and Nature Conference, and the Southwest Minnesota Career Expo. SWWC's student enrichment events are unique and not readily available in the traditional classroom setting. Students have the opportunity to further explore areas of interest in a hands-on fashion. These events would not be possible without the support of SWWC and our partners.
In addition to regional student enrichment programs, those wishing to support The READY Clinics at SWWC can also give to the SWWC Foundation. The READY Clinics are located in Cosmos, Marshall, Montevideo and Pipestone and serve children under age 6 diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder or a related condition. Autism interferes with a child’s interactions, preventing them from learning many cognitive skills. The READY Clinic has the potential to reduce daily demand on educators and district resources and increase a child’s opportunity for mainstream education. By providing early intervention ABA therapy, we aim to:
Research data suggests that early intervention ABA therapy can maximize a child’s chance to reduce or eliminate behavior that interferes with learning. Children have a greater chance to catch up to same-age peers and increase quality of life at home, school and in the community with ABA therapy.