Leaders from Station Casinos hosted a check presentation ceremony at Helen M. Jydstrup Elementary School to benefit the Public Education Foundation.
The company continues its 23-year-long commitment to the valley’s school children with a $120,000 donation for the “Smart Start” education program partnership benefiting 11 schools in Clark County. Durango Casino Resort vice president and general manager David Horn presented the check to the principal and students of Helen M. Jydstrup elementary school, the newly adopted partner school for the upcoming property.
In addition, various Station Casinos properties welcomed back teachers and students with special luncheons and delivered school supplies to their respective partner schools including Red Rock resort’s donation of over 23,000 back to school items to Pat Diskin elementary.
One of the great uses of the “Smart Start” funds from the 2021-2022 school year include the purchase of a book vending machine for Helen M. Jydstrup Elementary School students and the program helped implement the school’s PAWS Palace for the 2022-2023 school year, a PBIS incentive-based rewards program.
Since 2000, Station Casinos has been proud of its “Smart Start” school partnership initiative with the Clark County School District (CCSD) administered by the Public Education Foundation to support high-need elementary schools with financial and volunteer support to help improve education and provide classroom resources. Station Casinos’ properties are paired up with elementary schools and offer year-round support, such as volunteering in classrooms, mentoring students, hosting special events and donating needed resources such as backpacks and school supplies for the students. Schools may also utilize funding to purchase technology supplies, books and periodicals, instructional supplies, and student incentives.