Metropolitan Education for Future Employment (MEFE) Parents, students and staff celebrated a successful first year of education at the recent Parent Night on May 10, 2016.

The evening began as a celebration of the many successes of MEFE’s first year of operation as a charter college and career school for 6-12th graders. Samboosa’s were served before the presentations and afterward, there were student led tours of classrooms, Parent- Teacher Conferences and the formation of a new Parent Involvement committee.

Parent and student enthusiasm was high as staff, including founder Tony Scallon and staff shared the accomplishments and highlights of the year as well as exciting future plans and developments for MEFE.

MEFE’s first year highlights learners that are moving to the next level of education. “This school is all about college and careers,” said Tony Scallon, founder of MEFE, “planning for the future.”

“Mr. Tony” shared the mission and goals of the school followed by an informative powepoint presentation with various staff speaking on their program and classroom highlights. Elements of the Presentations by staff included information and explanations of the following programs that go beyond the traditional classroom to assist students in their academic growth: Title programming which works to improve reading and math as well as English Language Learner assistance; Worlds Best Work Force/ Student Career readiness and Work Force Programs; and Learning Resources available to students, including Special Education where appropriate. Parents and students asked questions and shared experiences with staff—a great coming together of the community.

The presentation ended with announcements about new programs which will help students achieve their academic and career goals, including a program called “Beyond Walls” and “Ramp Up to Readiness” , a new partnership with the University of MN. MEFE staff and families are very excited about what these partnerships and others will bring to MEFE education. “

MEFE’s first year was a success and there are many innovative and important plans underway for next year that will help the school reach it’s mission: “Metropolitan Education for Future/Employment students, by the time they have graduated, will have been encouraged in an academic and experiential learning environment that holistically integrated real-world and book knowledge to engage students and staff to aspire and actively contribute to their own personal development.”