PASS Program

Providing Academic and Self-esteem Support

The PASS Program is a support program for students who may need extra guidance in the areas of academic and/or self-esteem. This program is volunteer driven and requires a one-year long commitment. Volunteers are paired with a student who has been identified either by their teacher, parent, or school administrator. The volunteer is asked to meet with the student weekly for 30 minutes during normal school hours. The volunteer spends time with the student in an effort to build trust, provide encouragement and help build his or her self-confidence. The program was designed for students who may be at-risk now or in the future of falling behind academically or socially. PASS Program volunteers are provided training through Driswood Elementary.

Studies show that this type of on-going personal involvement does work to enhance the education of children and clearly impacts their decision to remain in school as they continue in the educational system. Positive experiences now may impact future success toward graduation! Mentoring a child is a powerful way to make a difference.

For more information on how you can become a PASS volunteer or refer your child to the program, contact me by phone or e-mail. New volunteers will need to complete an application with references and have a clear TB test documented. All volunteers must be approved by the Jefferson County Board Office.

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