HB2682, a bill submitted by Tucson Rep. Alma Hernandez to make Holocaust education mandatory in Arizona, passed the State House of Representatives on Feb. 19. Members and staff from Jewish Family & Children’s Services Holocaust Survivors program, who traveled to Phoenix Jan. 27 when the education committee voted on HB2682, returned to Phoenix Feb. 19 to support the bill, which now goes to the State Senate. Hernandez’ bill to define anti-Semitism, HB2683, passed the House Feb. 27 and also will go to the Senate.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson has launched The Laurie and Larry Wetterschneider Work Scholarships Program, which will provide $500 awards to eight graduates of BGCT’s Money Matters: Make it Count Program who have secured and remained in their first job. The Wetterschneiders are longtime advocates of BGCT and prior funders of Money Matters, which teaches money management skills such as managing a checking account, budgeting, saving, and investing to club teens ages 13-18. Money Matters also fosters academic success by introducing the college application process.