Raise the Grade is an interactive after-school program that allows youth to explore interests, receive homework support, connect with mentors, interact with peers, increase their digital literacy, and plan for post-secondary education and/or employment.
Key Components of Raise the Grade:
The Rogers Raising the Grade program strives to get youth engaged in school and help them work towards long-term post-secondary and career goals. Youth in the program are connected with supports such as homework help, mentorship, and workshops.
Youth are partnered up with a mentor who can support and empower them in making positive choices and setting attainable goals. Mentors assist with academics, educational and employment goals and with future life planning.
By identifying youth interests and applying those interests to education, youth are more likely to take ownership of personal post-secondary and career planning. Youth engagement includes empowering youth to take charge of their own lives as well participating in leadership among their peers. Youth will have an opportunity to be a part of program planning and facilitation.
Youth are given opportunities to discover their gifts, talents, interests, and the opportunities that exist all around them. The chance to practice and learn life skills will ideally direct youth along a path that leads to future success.