Posted on Dec 14, 2017
Tony gave a brief update on the STRIVE (Students Taking Renewed Interest in Education) program at Lakeville North & Lakeville South High Schools.  The program involves 12 Rotarians volunteers and 32 students.

STRIVE is a program for high school seniors who have faced some academic challenges, but want to make the most of their last year of high school. Students who choose to participate in STRIVE are matched with an adult mentor from Lakeville Rotary Club. Mentors are not tutors, but are there to offer support, encouragement and assistance. Students and mentors meet once a month for about 50 minutes during the school day and talk about how school is going and what their plans are for the future. Meetings also include presentations on topics relevant to life after high school – college, careers, finances, etc. The goal is for students to improve their grades and earn a possible scholarship award.

Rotary Volunteers:
Lakeville North - Mark Booth, Phil Bruneau, Kathy Cleveland, Scott Miller, Mark Priore, Chris Casey
Lakeville South -Jeff Kohlnhofer, Rich Henderson, Ken Wentworth, Judy Keliher, Jeff Long, Emily Williams
STRIVE Coordinator: Tony Steel
The students and mentors have completed three meetings and on November 30th Tony and the students went on their first of three college visits to Minnesota State, Mankato Campus.
The next meeting will be held on January 9, 2018. Speaker Glenn Starfield, topic "How to Get a Job."