Idaho’s Future in Action AmeriCorps program, funded by a Corporation for National and Community Service grant, was created to increase the number of rural, low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education. Twenty qualifying schools throughout Idaho will host an AmeriCorps career adviser who will work with guidance counselors and other school staff to create a school-wide college-going culture and provide targeted services to assist students grades 8-12 and families with high school-to-college and career transitions. click over here nowEach adviser will provide academic, career and financial aid mentoring; communication and parent/family advising; a summer exploration program to provide continuity during the summer; and student life, college and career workshops. Story continues below video Qualifying host schools are required to provide a cash match based on enrollment and in-kind match. Examples include providing administrative support, a designated college and career lab, equipment and supplies. Host schools will also have an active role in recruitment and interviewing for the advisers. The AmeriCorps career advisers will help schools implement legislation that requires each district to deliver college and career planning to students in grades 812. The legislation was proposed by Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otters administration, passed by the Legislature in 2015 and funded by a $5 million appropriation in 2016. The application deadline is Sept.
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