STRIVE Program Overview

Jim Betzold (Maple Grove) and Chuck Krausort (Osseo) gave the club an overview of the Rotary STRIVE Program they host at Maple Grove and Osseo High Schools, how they run their program, and shared how much gratification and joy they receive from working with this program.  The program is intended as a scholarship and mentoring program to help students improve grades, attendance, and school performance.  The original program was started in 1991 by Rotarian, Don Mooney, in White Bear Lake.
 
Wayzata Rotary is looking to start a STRIVE program with Wayzata High School and to date, 170 students have already been identified as potential mentees.
 
Norrie Thomas is the champion of this program for WRC and she has already identified 10 mentors within the community, Rotary, and Interfaith Outreach.  If you are interested in becoming a mentor, or would like to join the STRIVE committee, please let Shelley and/or Norrie know.  The WRC board will be voting at the November board meeting after receiving member input on whether or not to move forward with funding and committing to this program. 
 
Below is the agenda used as Osseo Senior High school and the commitment that Jim and Chuck will provide to WCR as the program begins as reference.