Minnesota business leaders to honor Groves Academy with Minnesota’s Future Award

Minneapolis – The Minnesota Business Partnership (MBP) today announced that Groves Academy in St. Louis Park will receive the 2019 Minnesota’s Future Award. Since 2006, the Minnesota’s Future Award has recognized high-performing, diverse schools or education programs for their success in helping all students succeed.

Groves Academy will be honored tonight before more than 1,000 business, civic, and political leaders at the Minnesota Business Partnership’s Annual Dinner at the Minneapolis Convention Center. John Alexander of Groves Academy will deliver brief remarks at the event.

Founded in 1972, Groves Academy is a leading school and learning center for students with learning disabilities and attention disorders, as well as a center for literacy instruction, education and advocacy. Groves partners with public and private schools throughout the metro area, providing literacy and diagnostic services. Groves’ partnerships with local schools have yielded extraordinary results, with students at partnership schools making twice the rate of improvement in reading fluency relative to their nationally normed peer group.

“Minnesota business leaders understand that for our state to continue to thrive, we need all students to succeed,” said Charlie Weaver, Executive Director of the Minnesota Business Partnership. “Groves’ innovative, data-driven approach to literacy instruction is helping students succeed in school and thrive in life.”

John Alexander, Chief Literacy Advisor at Groves Academy, said: “At Groves, our vision is to redefine the way our nation is taught, one student, one teacher, and one school at a time. We are extremely humbled and honored to receive this distinguished award, and want to thank the Minnesota Business Partnership for shining a bright light on literacy in Minnesota and the nation.”

Event Details
2019 Minnesota Business Partnership Annual Dinner
Thursday, September 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (Groves award at approximately 7:40)
Minneapolis Convention Center Ballroom (1301 2nd Ave. S., Minneapolis MN 55403)