Clinton County schools to promote Strive Program

First rural school to adopt program nationwide

— “With the support of local businesses we hope to include internships and externships for students to gain work experience and get a feel for what avenue they would like to take in life,” Amos said.

The strive program in Clinton County is not just a group of educators, Jablonski said it is a public and private partnership that includes school leaders at all levels and includes business people.

“I think it represents a significant shift that it’s not just educators trying to come to grips with these issues,” Jablonski said. “It’s about representatives from other parts of the community that regard this as a positive community issue.”

Amos said the partners are currently searching for a project coordinator to begin the development of the program. The first step in the program is gaining community involvement, Amos said he thinks more and more organizations will join as the project goes on.

“I think kids will see many more adults who start working with them earlier in life and talk to them,” Amos said. “We will be converging together to say to the kids we are all here for you.”

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