How We Support
S.A.F.E. (Student Aid Fund for Emergencies) has a very simple and far-reaching goal, to provide emergency funds for students on the edge of disaster. The S.A.F.E. program provides for things like utilities, housing assistance, doctor visits, shoes, counseling and groceries – basic needs to keep kids in school.
Students qualify for funds based on economic need and it is running at every school in the Boise School District. Counselors and social workers work with a team who assesses need, looks at all community resources and responds to a student’s specific need.
SAFE has funded more than $1.4 million in basic needs for Boise Schools students and their families.
Scholarship applications will be available to all Boise School District Seniors in October 2022 for seniors graduating in 2023.
By partnering with a host of extraordinary organizations throughout the Boise community, our community schools provide invaluable services and educational opportunities to students, their families, and the community at large.
These partnerships allow our schools to help students and their families overcome barriers to success and to foster thriving communities prepared to face the future.
AVID targets students in the academic middle—B, C and even D students—who have the desire to go to college and the willingness to work hard.
AVID prepares students for college by providing three critical components: 1) the belief that they can and will attend college, 2) exposure to accelerated coursework—and the skills they need to succeed in those classes, 3) a positive academic and social support network.
AVID targets students in the academic middle of who have the desire to go to college and the willingness to work hard. These students are capable of completing the rigorous curriculum but are falling short of their potential. Typically, they will be the first in their families to attend college, and many are from low-income minority families. AVID pulls these students out of their unchallenging coursework and puts them on the college track: acceleration instead of remediation. The students are supported by the AVID elective, which is designed to support their accelerated studies. An important piece of the college preparation is taking students as a group to visit Idaho colleges and universities schools they may wish to attend. AVID prepares students for college by providing three critical components: 1) the belief that they can and will attend college, 2) exposure to accelerated coursework—and the skills they need to succeed in those classes, 3) a positive academic and social support network.
AVID is working. More than 84% of AVID students go on to college. And it is growing, there are currently 1,000 students participating in AVID Boise Schools at every junior and senior high school. Your donation will help provide college scholarships, transportation for college visits, and program supplies.