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Volunteers Needed for STMA STRIVE Mentoring Program

posted Jan 28, 2011, 5:27 PM by St. Michael-Albertville Rotary Club

St. Michael-Albertville Rotary Club and STMA High School are pleased to announce the new STRIVE education initiative, a mentoring program designed to help struggling STMA students improve their performance in school.


STRIVE, which stands for Students Taking a Renewed Interest in the Value of Education, is a Rotary International education program that partners volunteer community and business leaders with junior-year students who are in the bottom 1/3 of their class.  STRIVE mentors meet with students semi-monthly during the school day to teach them valuable life skills and tools to help them improve their attitude toward school, increase attendance, increase participation and raise their GPA.  STMA’s STRIVE program will begin this spring for sophomores entering their junior year this fall. 


Volunteers are needed to participate as meeting facilitators or small group leaders at semi-monthly, one-hour STRIVE meetings at the high school during the school day and also to help at an end-of-year banquet. The Rotary Club also is seeking donations to help fund the program.


“If you have ever wanted to share your time, talents and wisdom mentoring a young person, here is your chance,” said Aaron Thomas, STRIVE coordinator for the St. Michael-Albertville Rotary Club.  “By serving as a STRIVE mentor, you could be the one person who helps a struggling student gain the skills he or she needs to be successful in life. STRIVE is a first-class program that has been very successful at other local high schools so we are confident that it will be a great resource for the STMA community.”


To volunteer or make a donation, contact Thomas at 952-476-7183.


About St. Michael-Albertville Rotary

Rotary is a unique organization that stresses “service over self.” It focuses on helping citizens in our community as well as addressing the world-wide challenges of disease, literacy, starvation and clean water. The St. Michael-Albertville Rotary meets at 7 a.m. Tuesdays in the Crow River Senior Center at the new St. Michael City Center. For more information, visit or call 763-428-2921.

St. Michael-Albertville Rotary Club,
Jan 28, 2011, 5:32 PM