OPENING DOORS TO GREAT WORK...
CONNECTING STUDENTS TO HIGH SKILL CAREERS

From the time education began, student reflection on the value of their educational experiences has regularly centered on a single, appropriate, and familiar question: “When am I ever going to use this?”

Our purpose at Avenue Scholars is for the answer to that question to be “every day of your life.” That’s because Avenue Scholars is about careers – learning about them, preparing for them, entering them, and above all else, succeeding in them.

Avenue Scholars will expose the students entering our program today to a variety of quality career options in fields such as health care, information technology, automotive technology, trades and manufacturing, and business processes. We’ll also coach them through part-time work so that they can experience the realities of the work world and learn and develop the attributes necessary to be successful in it.

We’ll help students identify and access the paths to their career goals, which includes providing them with a scholarship to continue their education/training after successfully completing their Avenue Scholars high school experience. We’ll continue to support them throughout their time in post-high-school training and will work with employers to open doors to career opportunities. We’ll then stay with them for six months after they start their careers to make sure they get off to a good start. This is our commitment to our students.

We greatly appreciate the generous support of our educational, business, philanthropic, and community partners for their unique contributions to our students’ success and well-being. Without the collective contributions of each of them, none of this would be possible. Special thanks to our students for choosing to be part of this program and being the inspiration for our work.

Let’s go forward together and accomplish great things!

Ken Bird Signature
Kenneth M. Bird, Ed.D.
President/CEO
Ken Bird

"Avenue Scholars helps provide a sense of direction by emphasizing career training and the importance of building a future on that solid foundation."

-Walter Scott, Jr. Chairman of the Board, Avenue Scholars Foundation

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OPENING DOORS TO GREAT WORK...
CONNECTING STUDENTS TO HIGH SKILL CAREERS

From the time education began, student reflection on the value of their educational experiences has regularly centered on a single, appropriate, and familiar question: “When am I ever going to use this?”

Our purpose at Avenue Scholars is for the answer to that question to be “every day of your life.” That’s because Avenue Scholars is about careers – learning about them, preparing for them, entering them, and above all else, succeeding in them.

Avenue Scholars will expose the students entering our program today to a variety of quality career options in fields such as health care, information technology, automotive technology, trades and manufacturing, and business processes. We’ll also coach them through part-time work so that they can experience the realities of the work world and learn and develop the attributes necessary to be successful in it.

We’ll help students identify and access the paths to their career goals, which includes providing them with a scholarship to continue their education/training after successfully completing their Avenue Scholars high school experience. We’ll continue to support them throughout their time in post-high-school training and will work with employers to open doors to career opportunities. We’ll then stay with them for six months after they start their careers to make sure they get off to a good start. This is our commitment to our students.

We greatly appreciate the generous support of our educational, business, philanthropic, and community partners for their unique contributions to our students’ success and well-being. Without the collective contributions of each of them, none of this would be possible. Special thanks to our students for choosing to be part of this program and being the inspiration for our work.

Let’s go forward together and accomplish great things!

Ken Bird Signature
Kenneth M. Bird, Ed.D.
President/CEO
Ken Bird

"Avenue Scholars helps provide a sense of direction by emphasizing career training and the importance of building a future on that solid foundation."

-Walter Scott, Jr. Chairman of the Board, Avenue Scholars Foundation

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OPENING DOORS TO GREAT WORK...
CONNECTING STUDENTS TO HIGH SKILL CAREERS

From the time education began, student reflection on the value of their educational experiences has regularly centered on a single, appropriate, and familiar question: “When am I ever going to use this?”

Our purpose at Avenue Scholars is for the answer to that question to be “every day of your life.” That’s because Avenue Scholars is about careers – learning about them, preparing for them, entering them, and above all else, succeeding in them.

Avenue Scholars will expose the students entering our program today to a variety of quality career options in fields such as health care, information technology, automotive technology, trades and manufacturing, and business processes. We’ll also coach them through part-time work so that they can experience the realities of the work world and learn and develop the attributes necessary to be successful in it.

We’ll help students identify and access the paths to their career goals, which includes providing them with a scholarship to continue their education/training after successfully completing their Avenue Scholars high school experience. We’ll continue to support them throughout their time in post-high-school training and will work with employers to open doors to career opportunities. We’ll then stay with them for six months after they start their careers to make sure they get off to a good start. This is our commitment to our students.

We greatly appreciate the generous support of our educational, business, philanthropic, and community partners for their unique contributions to our students’ success and well-being. Without the collective contributions of each of them, none of this would be possible. Special thanks to our students for choosing to be part of this program and being the inspiration for our work.

Let’s go forward together and accomplish great things!

Ken Bird Signature
Kenneth M. Bird, Ed.D.
President/CEO
Ken Bird

"Avenue Scholars helps provide a sense of direction by emphasizing career training and the importance of building a future on that solid foundation."

-Walter Scott, Jr. Chairman of the Board, Avenue Scholars Foundation

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OPENING DOORS TO GREAT WORK...
CONNECTING STUDENTS TO HIGH SKILL CAREERS

From the time education began, student reflection on the value of their educational experiences has regularly centered on a single, appropriate, and familiar question: “When am I ever going to use this?”

Our purpose at Avenue Scholars is for the answer to that question to be “every day of your life.” That’s because Avenue Scholars is about careers – learning about them, preparing for them, entering them, and above all else, succeeding in them.

Avenue Scholars will expose the students entering our program today to a variety of quality career options in fields such as health care, information technology, automotive technology, trades and manufacturing, and business processes. We’ll also coach them through part-time work so that they can experience the realities of the work world and learn and develop the attributes necessary to be successful in it.

We’ll help students identify and access the paths to their career goals, which includes providing them with a scholarship to continue their education/training after successfully completing their Avenue Scholars high school experience. We’ll continue to support them throughout their time in post-high-school training and will work with employers to open doors to career opportunities. We’ll then stay with them for six months after they start their careers to make sure they get off to a good start. This is our commitment to our students.

We greatly appreciate the generous support of our educational, business, philanthropic, and community partners for their unique contributions to our students’ success and well-being. Without the collective contributions of each of them, none of this would be possible. Special thanks to our students for choosing to be part of this program and being the inspiration for our work.

Let’s go forward together and accomplish great things!

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Ken Bird Signature
Kenneth M. Bird, Ed.D.
President/CEO

"Avenue Scholars helps provide a sense of direction by emphasizing career training and the importance of building a future on that solid foundation."

-Walter Scott, Jr. Chairman of the Board, Avenue Scholars Foundation

Image

OPENING DOORS TO GREAT WORK...
CONNECTING STUDENTS TO HIGH SKILL CAREERS

From the time education began, student reflection on the value of their educational experiences has regularly centered on a single, appropriate, and familiar question: “When am I ever going to use this?”

Our purpose at Avenue Scholars is for the answer to that question to be “every day of your life.” That’s because Avenue Scholars is about careers – learning about them, preparing for them, entering them, and above all else, succeeding in them.

Avenue Scholars will expose the students entering our program today to a variety of quality career options in fields such as health care, information technology, automotive technology, trades and manufacturing, and business processes. We’ll also coach them through part-time work so that they can experience the realities of the work world and learn and develop the attributes necessary to be successful in it.

We’ll help students identify and access the paths to their career goals, which includes providing them with a scholarship to continue their education/training after successfully completing their Avenue Scholars high school experience. We’ll continue to support them throughout their time in post-high-school training and will work with employers to open doors to career opportunities. We’ll then stay with them for six months after they start their careers to make sure they get off to a good start. This is our commitment to our students.

We greatly appreciate the generous support of our educational, business, philanthropic, and community partners for their unique contributions to our students’ success and well-being. Without the collective contributions of each of them, none of this would be possible. Special thanks to our students for choosing to be part of this program and being the inspiration for our work.

Let’s go forward together and accomplish great things!

Ken Bird Signature
Kenneth M. Bird, Ed.D.
President/CEO
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"Avenue Scholars helps provide a sense of direction by emphasizing career training and the importance of building a future on that solid foundation."

-Walter Scott, Jr. Chairman of the Board, Avenue Scholars Foundation

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Walter Scott, Jr.

Chairman

Susie Buffett

Vice Chairman

Henry Davis

Director

John Scott

Director

Barbara Weitz

Director

Wallace Weitz

Director

Ken Bird

President/CEO

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Walter Scott, Jr.

Chairman

Susie Buffett

Vice Chairman

Henry Davis

Director

John Scott

Director

Barbara Weitz

Director

Wallace Weitz

Director

Ken Bird

President/CEO

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Walter Scott, Jr.

Chairman

Susie Buffett

Vice Chairman

Henry Davis

Director

John Scott

Director

Barbara Weitz

Director

Wallace Weitz

Director

Ken Bird

President/CEO

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Walter Scott, Jr.

Chairman

Susie Buffett

Vice Chairman

Henry Davis

Director

John Scott

Director

Barbara Weitz

Director

Wallace Weitz

Director

Ken Bird

President/CEO

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Walter Scott, Jr.

Chairman

Susie Buffett

Vice Chairman

Henry Davis

Director

John Scott

Director

Barbara Weitz

Director

Wallace Weitz

Director

Ken Bird

President/CEO

ADMINISTRATION

Kenneth M. Bird, Ed.D.
President/CEO
kbird@avescholars.org
402.991.5595

Mike Alvano
COO/CFO
malvano@avescholars.org
402.991.5597

Doug Pierson
Special Projects Coordinator
dpierson@avescholars.org
402.991.5489

Kris Valentin
Director of Human Resources and Partnerships
kvalentin@avescholars.org
402.991.5532

Jennifer Bisignano
Director of Information Services
jbisignano@avescholars.org
402.991.5402

Ana Lopez Shalla
Program Coordinator
alopezshalla@avescholars.org
402.916.9777

Beverly Hass
Executive Assistant to CEO & Events Coordinator
bhass@avescholars.org
402.991.5595

Penny Darnell
Accounting Manager
pdarnell@avescholars.org
402.991.5543

Laurie Merten
Office & Staff Assistant
lmerten@avescholars.org
402.991.5552

HIGH SCHOOL TEAM

Jamar Dorsey, Sr.
Director of High School Programs
jdorsey1@avescholars.org
402.991.5328

Jason Boyd
High School Career Coach
jboyd@avescholars.org
402.991.5439

Taleya Broadway
High School Career Coach
tbroadway@avescholars.org
402.991.5427

Kayla Gillian
High School Career Coach
kgillian@avescholars.org
402.991.5430

Allison Goff
High School Career Coach
agoff@avescholars.org
402.991.5425

Ashley Knott
High School Career Coach
aknott@avescholars.org
402.991.5465

Beth Leach
High School Career Coach
bleach@avescholars.org
402.991.5487

Kamina Lemons
High School Career Coach
klemons@avescholars.org
402.991.5421

Fred Starks
High School Career Coach
fstarks@avescholars.org
402.991.5418

CAREER TEAM

Terry Fischer
Director of Career Programs
tfischer@avescholars.org
402.991.5337

Catie Dagle
Postsecondary Career Coach
cdagle@avescholars.org
402.991.5633

Lindsay Decker
Business Outreach Coordinator
ldecker@avescholars.org
402.991.5633

Tonya Fairgood
Postsecondary Career Coach
tfairgood@avescholars.org
402.991.5633

Terrence Gillian
Postsecondary Career Coach
tgillian@avescholars.org
402.991.5633

Carnetta Hardin
Postsecondary Career Coach
chardin@avescholars.org
402.991.5633

Michael Hughes
Postsecondary Career Coach
mhughes@avescholars.org
402.991.5633

Amanda Lonergan
Postsecondary Career Coach
alonergan@avescholars.org
402.991.5633

Erik Servellon
Business Outreach Coordinator
eservellon@avescholars.org
402.991.5633

Anthony Tate
Postsecondary Career Coach
atate@avescholars.org
402.991.5633

STUDENT SUPPORT TEAM

Kelly Bernadt
Director of Student Support
kbernadt@avescholars.org
402.991.5471

Janae Donaldson
Student Support Coordinator
jdonaldson@avescholars.org
402.991.5463

Kristin Walsh
Student Support Coordinator
kwalsh@avescholars.org
402.991.5441

ADMINISTRATION

Kenneth M. Bird, Ed.D.
President/CEO
kbird@avescholars.org
402.991.5595

Mike Alvano
COO/CFO
malvano@avescholars.org
402.991.5597

Doug Pierson
Special Projects Coordinator
dpierson@avescholars.org
402.991.5489

Kris Valentin
Director of Human Resources and Partnerships
kvalentin@avescholars.org
402.991.5532

Jennifer Bisignano
Director of Information Services
jbisignano@avescholars.org
402.991.5402

Ana Lopez Shalla
Program Coordinator
alopezshalla@avescholars.org
402.916.9777

Beverly Hass
Executive Assistant to CEO & Events Coordinator
bhass@avescholars.org
402.991.5595

Penny Darnell
Accounting Manager
pdarnell@avescholars.org
402.991.5543

Laurie Merten
Office & Staff Assistant
lmerten@avescholars.org
402.991.5552

HIGH SCHOOL TEAM

Jamar Dorsey, Sr.
Director of High School Programs
jdorsey1@avescholars.org
402.991.5328

Jason Boyd
High School Career Coach
jboyd@avescholars.org
402.991.5439

Taleya Broadway
High School Career Coach
tbroadway@avescholars.org
402.991.5427

Kayla Gillian
High School Career Coach
kgillian@avescholars.org
402.991.5430

Allison Goff
High School Career Coach
agoff@avescholars.org
402.991.5425

Ashley Knott
High School Career Coach
aknott@avescholars.org
402.991.5465

Beth Leach
High School Career Coach
bleach@avescholars.org
402.991.5487

Kamina Lemons
High School Career Coach
klemons@avescholars.org
402.991.5421

Fred Starks
High School Career Coach
fstarks@avescholars.org
402.991.5418

CAREER TEAM

Terry Fischer
Director of Career Programs
tfischer@avescholars.org
402.991.5337

Catie Dagle
Postsecondary Career Coach
cdagle@avescholars.org
402.991.5633

Lindsay Decker
Business Outreach Coordinator
ldecker@avescholars.org
402.991.5633

Tonya Fairgood
Postsecondary Career Coach
tfairgood@avescholars.org
402.991.5633

Terrence Gillian
Postsecondary Career Coach
tgillian@avescholars.org
402.991.5633

Carnetta Hardin
Postsecondary Career Coach
chardin@avescholars.org
402.991.5633

Michael Hughes
Postsecondary Career Coach
mhughes@avescholars.org
402.991.5633

Amanda Lonergan
Postsecondary Career Coach
alonergan@avescholars.org
402.991.5633

Erik Servellon
Business Outreach Coordinator
eservellon@avescholars.org
402.991.5633

Anthony Tate
Postsecondary Career Coach
atate@avescholars.org
402.991.5633

STUDENT SUPPORT TEAM

Kelly Bernadt
Director of Student Support
kbernadt@avescholars.org
402.991.5471

Janae Donaldson
Student Support Coordinator
jdonaldson@avescholars.org
402.991.5463

Kristin Walsh
Student Support Coordinator
kwalsh@avescholars.org
402.991.5441

ADMINISTRATION

Kenneth M. Bird, Ed.D.
President/CEO
kbird@avescholars.org
402.991.5595

Mike Alvano
COO/CFO
malvano@avescholars.org
402.991.5597

Doug Pierson
Special Projects Coordinator
dpierson@avescholars.org
402.991.5489

Kris Valentin
Director of Human Resources and Partnerships
kvalentin@avescholars.org
402.991.5532

Jennifer Bisignano
Director of Information Services
jbisignano@avescholars.org
402.991.5402

Ana Lopez Shalla
Program Coordinator
alopezshalla@avescholars.org
402.916.9777

Beverly Hass
Executive Assistant to CEO & Events Coordinator
bhass@avescholars.org
402.991.5595

Penny Darnell
Accounting Manager
pdarnell@avescholars.org
402.991.5543

Laurie Merten
Office & Staff Assistant
lmerten@avescholars.org
402.991.5552

HIGH SCHOOL TEAM

Jamar Dorsey, Sr.
Director of High School Programs
jdorsey1@avescholars.org
402.991.5328

Jason Boyd
High School Career Coach
jboyd@avescholars.org
402.991.5439

Taleya Broadway
High School Career Coach
tbroadway@avescholars.org
402.991.5427

Kayla Gillian
High School Career Coach
kgillian@avescholars.org
402.991.5430

Allison Goff
High School Career Coach
agoff@avescholars.org
402.991.5425

Ashley Knott
High School Career Coach
aknott@avescholars.org
402.991.5465

Beth Leach
High School Career Coach
bleach@avescholars.org
402.991.5487

Kamina Lemons
High School Career Coach
klemons@avescholars.org
402.991.5421

Fred Starks
High School Career Coach
fstarks@avescholars.org
402.991.5418

CAREER TEAM

Terry Fischer
Director of Career Programs
tfischer@avescholars.org
402.991.5337

Catie Dagle
Postsecondary Career Coach
cdagle@avescholars.org
402.991.5633

Lindsay Decker
Business Outreach Coordinator
ldecker@avescholars.org
402.991.5633

Tonya Fairgood
Postsecondary Career Coach
tfairgood@avescholars.org
402.991.5633

Terrence Gillian
Postsecondary Career Coach
tgillian@avescholars.org
402.991.5633

Carnetta Hardin
Postsecondary Career Coach
chardin@avescholars.org
402.991.5633

Michael Hughes
Postsecondary Career Coach
mhughes@avescholars.org
402.991.5633

Amanda Lonergan
Postsecondary Career Coach
alonergan@avescholars.org
402.991.5633

Erik Servellon
Business Outreach Coordinator
eservellon@avescholars.org
402.991.5633

Anthony Tate
Postsecondary Career Coach
atate@avescholars.org
402.991.5633

STUDENT SUPPORT TEAM

Kelly Bernadt
Director of Student Support
kbernadt@avescholars.org
402.991.5471

Janae Donaldson
Student Support Coordinator
jdonaldson@avescholars.org
402.991.5463

Kristin Walsh
Student Support Coordinator
kwalsh@avescholars.org
402.991.5441

ADMINISTRATION

Kenneth M. Bird, Ed.D.
President/CEO
kbird@avescholars.org
402.991.5595

Mike Alvano
COO/CFO
malvano@avescholars.org
402.991.5597

Doug Pierson
Special Projects Coordinator
dpierson@avescholars.org
402.991.5489

Kris Valentin
Director of Human Resources and Partnerships
kvalentin@avescholars.org
402.991.5532

Jennifer Bisignano
Director of Information Services
jbisignano@avescholars.org
402.991.5402

Ana Lopez Shalla
Program Coordinator
alopezshalla@avescholars.org
402.916.9777

Beverly Hass
Executive Assistant to CEO & Events Coordinator
bhass@avescholars.org
402.991.5595

Penny Darnell
Accounting Manager
pdarnell@avescholars.org
402.991.5543

Laurie Merten
Office & Staff Assistant
lmerten@avescholars.org
402.991.5552

HIGH SCHOOL TEAM

Jamar Dorsey, Sr.
Director of High School Programs
jdorsey1@avescholars.org
402.991.5328

Jason Boyd
High School Career Coach
jboyd@avescholars.org
402.991.5439

Taleya Broadway
High School Career Coach
tbroadway@avescholars.org
402.991.5427

Kayla Gillian
High School Career Coach
kgillian@avescholars.org
402.991.5430

Allison Goff
High School Career Coach
agoff@avescholars.org
402.991.5425

Ashley Knott
High School Career Coach
aknott@avescholars.org
402.991.5465

Beth Leach
High School Career Coach
bleach@avescholars.org
402.991.5487

Kamina Lemons
High School Career Coach
klemons@avescholars.org
402.991.5421

Fred Starks
High School Career Coach
fstarks@avescholars.org
402.991.5418

CAREER TEAM

Terry Fischer
Director of Career Programs
tfischer@avescholars.org
402.991.5337

Catie Dagle
Postsecondary Career Coach
cdagle@avescholars.org
402.991.5633

Lindsay Decker
Business Outreach Coordinator
ldecker@avescholars.org
402.991.5633

Tonya Fairgood
Postsecondary Career Coach
tfairgood@avescholars.org
402.991.5633

Terrence Gillian
Postsecondary Career Coach
tgillian@avescholars.org
402.991.5633

Carnetta Hardin
Postsecondary Career Coach
chardin@avescholars.org
402.991.5633

Michael Hughes
Postsecondary Career Coach
mhughes@avescholars.org
402.991.5633

Amanda Lonergan
Postsecondary Career Coach
alonergan@avescholars.org
402.991.5633

Erik Servellon
Business Outreach Coordinator
eservellon@avescholars.org
402.991.5633

Anthony Tate
Postsecondary Career Coach
atate@avescholars.org
402.991.5633

STUDENT SUPPORT TEAM

Kelly Bernadt
Director of Student Support
kbernadt@avescholars.org
402.991.5471

Janae Donaldson
Student Support Coordinator
jdonaldson@avescholars.org
402.991.5463

Kristin Walsh
Student Support Coordinator
kwalsh@avescholars.org
402.991.5441

ADMINISTRATION

Kenneth M. Bird, Ed.D.
President/CEO
kbird@avescholars.org
402.991.5595

Mike Alvano
COO/CFO
malvano@avescholars.org
402.991.5597

Doug Pierson
Special Projects Coordinator
dpierson@avescholars.org
402.991.5489

Kris Valentin
Director of Human Resources and Partnerships
kvalentin@avescholars.org
402.991.5532

Jennifer Bisignano
Director of Information Services
jbisignano@avescholars.org
402.991.5402

Ana Lopez Shalla
Program Coordinator
alopezshalla@avescholars.org
402.916.9777

Beverly Hass
Executive Assistant to CEO & Events Coordinator
bhass@avescholars.org
402.991.5595

Penny Darnell
Accounting Manager
pdarnell@avescholars.org
402.991.5543

Laurie Merten
Office & Staff Assistant
lmerten@avescholars.org
402.991.5552

HIGH SCHOOL TEAM

Jamar Dorsey, Sr.
Director of High School Programs
jdorsey1@avescholars.org
402.991.5328

Jason Boyd
High School Career Coach
jboyd@avescholars.org
402.991.5439

Taleya Broadway
High School Career Coach
tbroadway@avescholars.org
402.991.5427

Kayla Gillian
High School Career Coach
kgillian@avescholars.org
402.991.5430

Allison Goff
High School Career Coach
agoff@avescholars.org
402.991.5425

Ashley Knott
High School Career Coach
aknott@avescholars.org
402.991.5465

Beth Leach
High School Career Coach
bleach@avescholars.org
402.991.5487

Kamina Lemons
High School Career Coach
klemons@avescholars.org
402.991.5421

Fred Starks
High School Career Coach
fstarks@avescholars.org
402.991.5418

CAREER TEAM

Terry Fischer
Director of Career Programs
tfischer@avescholars.org
402.991.5337

Catie Dagle
Postsecondary Career Coach
cdagle@avescholars.org
402.991.5633

Lindsay Decker
Business Outreach Coordinator
ldecker@avescholars.org
402.991.5633

Tonya Fairgood
Postsecondary Career Coach
tfairgood@avescholars.org
402.991.5633

Terrence Gillian
Postsecondary Career Coach
tgillian@avescholars.org
402.991.5633

Carnetta Hardin
Postsecondary Career Coach
chardin@avescholars.org
402.991.5633

Michael Hughes
Postsecondary Career Coach
mhughes@avescholars.org
402.991.5633

Amanda Lonergan
Postsecondary Career Coach
alonergan@avescholars.org
402.991.5633

Erik Servellon
Business Outreach Coordinator
eservellon@avescholars.org
402.991.5633

Anthony Tate
Postsecondary Career Coach
atate@avescholars.org
402.991.5633

STUDENT SUPPORT TEAM

Kelly Bernadt
Director of Student Support
kbernadt@avescholars.org
402.991.5471

Janae Donaldson
Student Support Coordinator
jdonaldson@avescholars.org
402.991.5463

Kristin Walsh
Student Support Coordinator
kwalsh@avescholars.org
402.991.5441

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OUR PARTNERS:

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