We are pleased to share some wonderful news from Assabet Valley. The school has received a $140,000 donation to increase training and career opportunities for students.
We express our gratitude to the Jim and Janet Harvey Family Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School Receives $140,000 Donation
From the Jim and Janet Harvey Family Charitable Foundation, Inc.
March 30, 2023 Kayla Rochon
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School Receives $140,00 Donation From the Jim and Janet Harvey Family Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Superintendent Ernest F. Houle is pleased to announce that the Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School has received a $140,000 donation to increase training and career opportunities for students.
The Jim and Janet Harvey Family Charitable Foundation, Inc., and Harvey family members presented the check during a ceremony on March 3 at the school.
Jim and Janet Harvey have received numerous awards for their charitable efforts throughout the Assabet Valley. Jim and Janet Harvey started the Foundation, located in Westborough, to empower students to succeed in life. Jim Harvey passed away in 2022. The Foundation’s motto is, “Our mission is to empower local people, organizations and institutions to overcome hardship and enhance themselves.”
Janet Harvey said: “We had talked about donating to Assabet years before the Foundation. There should be more places like Assabet.”
The donation will provide additional training opportunities to about 50 Assabet students by covering the cost of student equipment and transportation to community service projects.
“Generous donations such as this allow our students to have the opportunity to train in real-world settings. In a lot of fields, you need a starter set of tools, and some of our students can’t afford them,” Superintendent Houle said. “Off-campus site work is experiential learning, which will only benefit our students when seeking employment after graduation. We cannot thank the Harvey family enough for its generosity.”
David J. Ferreira
MAVA Communications Coordinator