Alex Adams with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa

Summary

Alex was placed with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa to work with a program called Opportunities for Post-Secondary Success (OPS). This program is focused on helping high schoolers build skills needed for life after high school. The goal is to allow youth to build an arsenal of skills, and overcome any obstacles they might have in front of them to get a job, move through application processes, and attend college. Additionally, the program will help them develop life skills they need to have for life after high school graduation.

Overview

  • Created systems for enrollment and incentives for youth to stay engaged from 8th grade to post-graduation
  • Surveyed needs and desires of the participants of program
  • Coordinated and developed workshops and speakers for one year of program based on survey results

Impact

30 youth projected to enroll over one year period


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