Building on elements of our Middle School Program, our High School Program dives deeper into post-secondary goal setting and goal achievement through mentoring, career and college readiness, and community-based learning, advocacy, and activism. Our program focuses on identifying “sparks,” which are student’s self-identified passions that catalyze personal growth, as well as building and achieving a plan for post-secondary pursuits.
A key component of the career and college readiness aspect of the High School Program is partnerships with outside community organizations, businesses/business groups, local colleges/universities, and job training programs. Partnerships leverage both existing relationships and new contacts to expand student opportunities for post-secondary activities. We understand how it can be daunting to build new relationships – that’s why our program supports students in developing their social and cultural capital in an effort to expand career and college opportunities.
Originally launched in 2010 and redesigned in 2019 through a grant from Meyer Memorial Trust, the High School Program is currently active in two schools, one in David Douglas School District and one in Reynolds School District.
- MEYER MEMORIAL TRUST provides catalytic funding for high school programs.
- THE SEARCH INSTITUTE supports our work with research-based curriculum.
- DR. DOLLY NGUYEN assesses our programmatic needs for our high school programs.
- Fir Ridge Campus
- Reynolds High School
For more information about the High School Program, contact TEENPROGRAMS@CAMPFIRECOLUMBIA.ORG