Academies of the Rio Grande Valley: Ford Next Generation Learning
The Academies of the Rio Grande Valley is a regional network created through collaboration of RGV LEAD and leaders of Ford Next Generation Learning (https://www.fordngl.com). The Ford NGL career academy model promotes experiential learning and proactive business and civic engagement in schools. The Academies of the Rio Grande Valley was named a Ford NGL Designated Region in 2016. Participating districts include Brownsville ISD, Harlingen CISD, La Joya ISD, Los Fresnos CISD, Mission CISD, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD, and Point Isabel ISD.
RGV LEAD manages the network, helps facilitate business partnerships, provides ongoing support, training, and evaluation for districts in active implementation; and provides opportunities for other districts to participate in selected network activities.