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Xcel Energy Helps Support the Power of YOU

The Xcel Energy Foundation recently donated $30,000 to the Friends of Saint Paul College Foundation and the Minneapolis Community and Technical College Foundation for Power of YOU scholarships. The Power of YOU program provides two years of college, tuition-free, to graduates of Minneapolis and Saint Paul charter and public high schools.

The Xcel Energy Foundation is a founding funder in the Power of YOU program. Since its inception, the program has tripled the enrollment of urban high school graduates going on to college at Saint Paul College, Minneapolis Community and Technical College, and Metropolitan State University. The support offered through the program has had a significant impact on increasing student success, college graduation rates, and narrowing the achievement gap between students of color and white students.

Xcel Energy supports programs that enhance and improve student achievement in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). 

 “The Xcel Energy Foundation continues to provide generous support for the Power of YOU program, and we are proud to be able to offer this program at Saint Paul College,” said President Rassoul Dastmozd. “The support we receive through organizations like the Xcel Energy Foundation make college a reality for many of our students.”

This year, over 400 students participated in the Power of YOU program at Saint Paul College.