Clinton Schools Announces Partnership with rootEd Alliance

Clinton Schools Announces Partnership with rootEd Alliance. During the reception,
the district will be sharing the exciting new developments for Clinton High School next school year.
The reception will be held from 4-5pm in the Clinton Rotary Building.
Launched in 2018, rootEd Alliance is a collaborative philanthropic effort to assist students in rural
areas and towns in the development of a stronger future, by providing them with advice, exposure
and access to education and training beyond high school. rootEd has brought together a network of
organizations, including the Ayers Foundation and the Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis, to
meaningfully improve postsecondary and career outcomes so that all students in rural areas and
towns can pursue their dreams.
rootEd Alliance is supported by BDT & Company and a group of families and individuals in Missouri,
including Dave Steward, who is a proud alum of Clinton High School. The district is delighted that Mr.
Steward will be here for this event, along with Byron Trott, the founder of BDT & Company, to share
more about the vision for this program and why it is so important to support students in rural
The district will also be joined by Jim and Janet Ayers, who created the Ayers Foundation over twenty
years ago in Tennessee, to ensure that every student has the opportunity to access postsecondary
education. The Ayers Scholars Program is a high-impact college access program that expanded to
Union High School in Franklin County, Missouri this past year. Through a partnership between rootEd
Alliance and the Ayers Foundation, Clinton students will have the support of a dedicated college and
career advisor, as well as access to scholarships and other unique opportunities.
Please join the district as they celebrate this tremendous partnership and opportunity for the students
in the Clinton School District.
-Destry Brown, Superintendent