Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Bridge to Success Reaches for Volunteers

The Cultivating Community Leaders have sewn their seeds for the summer but CCL is just one seed in the Bridge to Success program.

Deer Park has been blessed with eager high school students who have helped transform Deer Park Neighborhood Association for the past two summers. They completed neighborhood housing scans, planned events, uncovered the beauty of Vinton greenery once again and engaged businesses and neighbors.
Their job is not over yet.

The Cultivating Community Leaders program assisted Bridge to Success students achieve their required hours of community service applied towards their “tuition” for college course classes.
Not only are the Bridge students full time high school students who are active in sports, music and numerous activities, they are also taking college courses at Metropolitan Community College.

The Bridge to Success program financially covers students, thanks to private funding, so everyone has a chance to go to college.  The program covers tuition, books and transportation if needed.

However, it’s no easy road.

Students go through an application and interview process before they are considered admission into the program.

The Bridge to Success program needs volunteers to help judge the application essays.  Monica Beasley of the Bridge to Success program stated volunteers must look for the heart of the essay; grammatical structure will be considered later.  The Bridge to Success program strives to support individuals who are committed to higher education and have the drive to succeed.

Essay reading volunteers will be given a scoring sheet outlining the basic requirements for students.  Each essay will only take a few minutes to read in addition to the short judging sheet.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Monica Beasley at mbeasley@mccneb.edu or (402) 457-2554 (Metro) or (402) 557-4470 (OPS).

For more information on the Bridge to Success program, visit www.mccneb.edu.

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