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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago received a $15,000 grant award from Motorola Solutions through their Innovation Generation grant! This grant award will directly support the Motorola Solutions Workplace Mentoring Program. Students from Palatine High School are matched one-to-one with Motorola employees at their Schaumburg office, exposing the Palatine students to Motorola’s corporate work environment. Motorola has participated in our Workplace Mentoring Program since the spring of 2012.

The Motorola Solutions Workplace Mentoring Program has had much to celebrate this past year. For starters, 100% of the Palatine High School students in the program have advanced to the next grade level on time and our three seniors have all graduated high school and are attending 4 year colleges! All three graduates have nearly full ride scholarships which include: Carthage College, University of Iowa and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. And the icing on the cake came this summer at the Big Brothers Big Sisters Graduation Celebration. Little Sister Dani, from the Motorola program, won a $5,000 scholarship from the first ever Alvin H. Baum Brighter Futures Award. Dani will be using this scholarship to help continue her education at Carthage College where she plans to study political science with the ultimate goal of continuing on to law school after her undergraduate study.

Success stories like these are made possible when companies and their employees commit to bettering their community. Motorola Solutions and their employees have exemplified this commitment and we look forward to future success stories from our Palatine High School participants!

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