Hoeven: Department of Education Awards $200,000 to Pathfinder Services of North Dakota

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Education has awarded $200,000 to Pathfinder Services of North Dakota in Minot. The award is the first portion of a five-year grant and was made through the department’s Training and Information Program, which seeks to support evidence-based advising services for parents of children with disabilities.

“Education is a key part of empowering our young people to unlock opportunities and build a better life for themselves,” Hoeven said. “This funding will support Pathfinder Services of ND so it can provide advocacy and information to parents of students with disabilities. This will help to ensure that their children receive an education that works for that child and enables him or her to gain the knowledge and tools to be successful.”

Pathfinder Services of ND is a non-profit that serves over 2,000 parents of children that are at-risk because of disabilities or learning challenges. Pathfinder works to “unite families and educators by giving them the resources to build positive futures for and with children, students and young adults with learning differences or challenges.”