Twenty-five Brewer High School freshmen and sophomores are participating in the new AVID program.
First-generation college students, nominated by their teachers, have the opportunity to attend a class that provides a teacher mentor who works with the students to ensure accountability and academic support and who provides assistance to help students apply for colleges, financial assistance and more.
"I am more organized with my work, and AVID gives me the opportunity to focus more on how I could survive college," said Alexis De La Rosa. "It makes me feel like I am a part of something that will help me in the future and is one of my favorite classes."
Jason Dustin said in addition to becoming more organized, AVID is teaching him how to be more outspoken around his peers. He said, "It will teach me how to be a responsible young adult so I can be more responsible later down the road."