On March 31, Bourbon County High School had an exciting day that was filled with an overwhelming number of community volunteers serving as mentors/advisors participating in the statewide initiative, Operation Preparation for our sophomore students. Nearly fifty-five volunteers started the day with an orientation which provided them with important information needed to assist in their role for the event. The 10th grade students were able to meet one on one with an advisor to discuss future college and/or career plans. The community advisors used the student’s Individual Learning Plan (ILP) to discuss the student’s career aspirations, required education/training and workforce skills. The community advisors had been trained with being able to use guiding questions to engage students in discussions to evaluate whether they are on target to meet future goals and if they are taking classes to truly prepare them for future success.
Each advising session took about 20 to 30 minutes and was designed to provide both information and inspiration for the students to achieve college/career readiness in order to prepare for their future. Operation Preparation gave our community volunteers an opportunity to help prepare students for a globally competitive world and becoming ready to meet the demands of the 21st century.
"Our district is appreciative of the tremendous volunteer turnout. It is great to live in a community where there are so many wonderful people that believe in our students and want to help them in achieving their academic and career goals. We look forward to next year’s Operation Preparation event." stated Amy Baker, Superintendent.