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Regions Bank is excited to share details for their Regions Riding Forward Essay Contest “Stories Worth Sharing’ .

What is the Riding Forward Scholarship Essay Contest?

  • Through March 31, 2021, high school seniors and undergraduate college freshmen, sophomores and juniors who are residents of (or who are currently enrolled in accredited colleges located in)
    states with Regions branches are encouraged to submit 500-word essays honoring a Black American who has been an inspiration in the applicant’s life.
  • Scholarships will include a total of 15 awards of $5,000 each for high school winners and 15 awards of $3,500 each for winners who are currently enrolled as college students.
  • One high school winner and one college winner will be selected from each of the 15 states served by Regions branches.
  • Children of Regions associates are eligible as the contest is judged by an independent third party

Upcoming Education Transformation Sessions

There are an abundance of opportunities to impact education reform in the St. Louis region this year.

Forward Through Ferguson and our partners are helping to host a series of exciting upcoming events, each aimed at advancing Education Equity.

Check out the list below for more details. We hope to see you there!

Feb. 25 – Still Excelling & Exhaling: Restorative Workshop for Black Educators

This workshop is a part of our Still Separate, Still Unequal Virtual Teach-in Series. Together with the Education Equity Center of St. Louis, and The Collective STL, we will provide a brave space for Black educators to process, heal, and learn advocacy tactics. This workshop will provide a general overview of the role that segregation, property taxes, and uneven school funding have played in shaping the quality of education that our Black and Brown students receive.

Learn more and register here

Feb. 25/26 – Racial Equity Roundtables Info Sessions for Education and Cross-Sector Cohorts

As part of our 2021 Racial Equity Capacity Building work, we will be opening applications for our Cross-Sector and Education Cohort Racial Equity Roundtables starting February 19th and due on March 26th.

Both Roundtables will provide an opportunity for leaders at local institutions, schools, organizations, and corporations to meet for shared learning, relationship-building, individualized case studies, and collaborative Racial Equity action-planning. 

Education Equity Roundtable: Leaders at traditional public school districts, charter networks, parochial/private school, governmental education agencies, education-focused nonprofits, and institutions with vested interest in the health of the PreK-12 education system are invited to apply for our Education Roundtable. To learn more, please reserve your space in our Feb. 26th Education Roundtable Info Session webinar here. The Education application is available here.

Cross-Sector Roundtable: All local organizations, corporations, and institutions that have started on their Racial Equity journey and want to deepen their capacity and commitment will be encouraged to apply for our Cross Sector Roundtable. Learn more about the Roundtable by registering for our Feb. 25th Cross Sector Roundtable Info Session webinar here. Cross-Sector applications are available here.

Mar. 10 – Still Separate, Still Unequal Teach-in: Unpacking School Discipline & Student Outcomes

Hosted by the Keep Kids in Class Coalition, Legal Services of Eastern Missouri’s Education Justice Program and Forward Through Ferguson will explore the racial disparities in our region’s educations system––from historical forces that have shaped the current education landscape to school discipline practices that push out individual Black and Brown students and affect their educational outcomes––and talk about what action we can take to advance Racial Equity for our regions’s kids of color.

Learn more and register here.


The St. Louis Public Library can help you prepare online for the HiSET Exam. CLICK HERE and follow the below instructions to get on the path to earning your HISET/GED today!

You will need a library card to access the training courses. CLICK HERE to get a free library card.

        • Click on “Digital Library”
        • Then, click on “Online Learning”
        • Scroll down and click on “Learning Express Library”
        • Click on “High School Equivalency Center” and “Build Your Skills”
        • On the Blue section at the top, click “Register” to get started at EBSCO Learning Express.

All you need is an email address and a password.

You can:

        • take the TABE Assessment
        • build your Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies skills
        • take practice tests, view tutorials, study eBooks and use flashcards, and
        • access a Video Guide

NOTE:  You cannot take the HiSET Exam on this website, but you can prepare for the exam.

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