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The Monterey County School Boards Association (MCSBA) is proud to honor Sun Street Centers as the 2021 recipient of its “Excellence in Education” award. The virtual presentation can be watched below. This year’s “Excellence in Education” award selection was made by representatives of the Monterey County School Boards Association. “Our Association was so impressed with the education, prevention and recovery programs and services that the Sun Street Centers offer to Monterey County youth,” said David Gaboni, MCSBA President. “They provide a path to success through education, community involvement, and life skills to help them develop healthy habits that have long-lasting and positive impacts on their lives. All of these efforts help Monterey young people to face challenges, overcome obstacles, and find hope and success in today’s complicated world.” “We are extremely grateful for the talented staff at the Sun Street Centers, helping our youth to reach for opportunities that lead to a brighter future,” said Dr. Deneen Guss, Monterey County Superintendent of Schools. “We are proud to recognize them with this year’s 2021 Excellence in Education award.” “It is an honor to be recognized for all the work Sun Street Centers has done to support our students and parents to make healthier choices when it comes to preventing substance abuse, binge drinking, and driving under the influence,” said Anna Foglia, Sun Street Centers CEO. “As a Behavioral Health program, we have remained open throughout the pandemic to keep students engaged and families educated.” About Sun Street Centers: Since 1968, Sun Street Centers has been providing the most comprehensive and effective services for education, prevention and recovery of alcohol addiction and drug abuse. Relying on a proven social model developed by its founders, Martin and Nancy Dodd, as well as the compassion and experience of their staff, they welcome all individuals and families to hope, heal, share and thrive with a drug-free and alcohol-free lifestyle. About the Monterey County School Boards Association: The Monterey County School Boards Association helps governance teams fulfill their school district’s educational missions by providing information and training on governance standards and current issues. Excellence in Education Award Criteria: A program that is available and accessible to students countywide, has a transformative and significant impact on students’ quality of life, and demonstrates a commitment to exceeding expectations in pursuit of addressing significant, unmet student needs.