How do I bring I Know I Can to my local school?
Interested schools are asked to complete the program application as early as possible during the school year, prior to the due date. Late applications will be dependent on supplies.
In order to be considered, a school must complete an application and have someone willing to coordinate the program for the school. Depending on existing partnerships, this might include seeking volunteers with college and career training to read to the students.
Can schools participate without an external coordinator or volunteer?
Although it is wonderful to have a guest share I Know I Can with your students, it is not a requirement. The 5-minute training presentation located on our website under Volunteer Tips & Tools, is helpful for teachers who host their own activity too!
What is the application deadline?
Applications are due September 15 each year.
How many volunteers are required for the program?
Ideally, we ask for 2 volunteers per classroom.
Are there any requirements for the volunteers?
Ideally volunteers should have completed one of the following: college, career training, apprenticeship program, or military training. Other volunteer options in smaller, rural communities could include: elders, high school students planning to apply to college, or current college students.
Is there a training for volunteers?
A web-based training presentation is available to help volunteers better understand the program details and what is expected of volunteers in the classroom. In addition, a volunteer packet and sample discussion questions are also available.