The Next Step Program was created to provide opportunities for disadvantaged students in St. Lawrence County. Extensive scholarship has shown the unique needs of students from poor rural areas and Next Step works to mitigate the negative effects of unmet needs. Next Step has four specific goals:
- Reduce the attractiveness of dropping out by encouraging alternative opportunities
- Build effective mentoring relationships with positive role models
- Aiding students who would like to attend college by helping identify sources of funding and appropriate curricula
- Identify viable options for students who choose not to pursue college and assist them with the knowledge needed to reach those options
PLACEMENT DAY/TIME OPTIONS: TBD
TRANSPORTATION: A SLU van will be available for transporting students. Students will need to get certified to drive a SLU van through Security to utilize this van.