PROVIDING STUDENTS THE TOOLS TO SUCCEED
Expanding Educational Programs & Updating Classrooms
Haidar Awad never misses an opportunity to improve upon the educational system and has been instrumental in several programs to help children and teens further their education. Haidar is an advocate for the STEM education program. This focuses on the continued development and improvement of local high schools which includes classroom modernization, installation of fire safety systems, and removal of seismic hazards, asbestos, and lead paint.
Haidar’s continued support and contributions to the Hawthorne Library STEM Program has yielded exceptional results and has been a stellar success. STEM, short for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, is an ambitious approach to learning. STEM marries the educational demands of high academic standards with accountability to provide students the opportunities and skills needed to be successful in today’s technology-driven world.
Councilmember Awad also heads The Awad Family Scholarship Program that gives support to high school students as they move on to college. Every year, the Awad Foundation awards a total of $3,000 in scholarships to six hard-working, career-aspiring students. Each year, In 2016, a total of $3,000 in scholarships was awarded. Once again, students were presented with certificates at Hawthorne City Hall in 2018.
Councilmember Awad is excited to continue his work with Mychael’s Learning Place. This foundation provides support for training and opportunities for youth and young adults with developmental disabilities to build their independence and pursue their goals and dreams.