TOPS Volunteering

The AVID/TOPS program is modeled on two successful initiatives that produce college enrollment rates of over 95%. Through the AVID/TOPs program,  high school students are putting themselves on the college path. Find out how this amazing collaboration between the Boys & Girls Club, the Madison Metropolitan School District and other community organizations is producing results- and how you can be part of it.

Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Become a mentor or tutor- If you have a bachelor’s degree, you can mentor a student and share some of your real-life experiences. Mentors are both a friend and a counselor, providing advice and guidance that can help students meet the challenges of high school and prepare them for the college experience.
  • Provide a summer internship- Your organization can provide a paid summer internship to a junior or senior student. This real-world experience helps students develop a career choice.Research indicates that developing career aspirations greatly increases a student’s likelihood of earning a college degree

 

For more information or if you or your company would like to get involved, please visit www.avidtops.org or contact Kate Tricker at 608-204-9722, Ext. 749 or email ktricker@bgcdc.org.