Here are some of the opportunity gaps addressed through the Reaching New Heights campaign.
High-quality early childhood education has proven to be the most promising strategy to help all children start school with the same potential for learning as their advantaged peers. The Reaching New Height campaign aims to support paraprofessionals and programs for rising kindergarten students that focus on readiness skills, social interaction, developmental interventions, and parental engagement.
Navigating the college application process is one of the most exciting yet anxious times for many families. Grant programs would provide programing for all students that want access to guidance, support, and advocacy as they walk-through undergraduate options, scholarships, and ACT/SAT preparation.
Some Fayetteville students, especially high risk, have minimal access to after-school educational and enrichment experiences due to economic limitations. The Reaching New Heights Campaign will seek to provide programming that will increase student engagement, encourage consistent attendance, and bridge the achievement gap through programs after school, during holidays and summertime.
In today’s educational environment, many students move from high school to employment or a technical school rather than college. The Reaching New Heights Campaign will augment programs that ensure students obtain job certificates, hands-on-training, internships and a pipeline of employment to our local industries and companies.