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AVID Students Mentor Young Scholars

FEBRUARY 7, 2020 – AVID students recently hosted an outreach program for Young Scholars.AVID Students helping Young Scholars

AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. It is a college readiness system that prepares students for college eligibility and success. AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.


AVID tenth graders, thanks to support from Digital Learning Coach Kara Osmundson and Shakopee High School English teacher Gust Abdalla, met with fourth and fifth grade Jackson Elementary students as they completed a Breakout EDU.

Breakout EDU is a game that encourages and encompasses critical thinking, problem-solving, troubleshooting, and working collaboratively among students.

Rachael Schweigert, Young Scholars teacher at Jackson and Sweeney, has been working to help provide more mentoring opportunities, while bridging the Young Scholars and AVID programs. 

The Young Scholars (YS) program is an academic program that embraces research-based practices for identifying and nurturing academic potential in students who have been historically underrepresented for gifted services and advanced programming. Young Scholars is a nationally-recognized program that demonstrates clear evidence of successfully supporting diverse high-ability learners.