GRC seeks volunteers for Operation Preparation

Published 8:46 am Saturday, March 11, 2017

George Rogers Clark High School is looking for volunteers to serve as community advisors during Operation Preparation at the end of the month.

The program, put together by guidance counselor Elton Parish, seeks to place students in contact with advisors who can help prepare them for life after graduation.

“Everyone has a role to play in the college and career readiness of Kentucky’s students,” Parish said. “It’s not just the job of our schools. Community support is important too. Ensuring our students are college/career ready will benefit us all.”

Advisors are available to talk to students about their career aspirations, the necessary steps to take toward various careers, how to achieve academic success and even pieces of wisdom about life after graduation.

They meet one-on-one with 10th grade students for about 20 minutes at a time, using the student’s Individual Learning Plan (ILP) to discuss their goals and where they are in the process of meeting those goals.

The school is seeking individuals with experience in business, government, colleges or universities, community service organizations, PTAs and workforce investment career centers.

Parents and retirees are welcome to sign up as well.

Advisors must complete a 30-minute online training session and be available March 28 or 29 from 8:45 a.m. to 3:20 p.m.

Those interested in participating as advisors should contact Parish at 744-6111 or elton.parish@clark.kyschools.us.

The deadline to sign up is March 24.