The La Crosse Public Education Foundation announced today they've raised over 230,000 dollars and exceeded their fundraising goals for a college readiness program for high schoolers. AVID, which stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination, helps students from low-income families prepare for college. This is the second year of the program and La Crosse teachers say they've already seen their students improve.
David Stoeffler: “It's not really for the students who are at the top. It's more for those students in the middle who maybe get a late start. They maybe haven't really thought through what their options are, and all of a sudden they're seniors in high school and they haven't prepared.”
The avid program is offered at Central and Logan high schools in La Crosse for ninth, tenth, and eleventh grades. Next year they also plan to offer it to high school seniors.