Reach Higher Maine
Maine began it's involvement in the Mrs. Michelle Obama's Reach Higher Initiative to Strengthen School Counseling and College Aspirations in 2015. After attending a National Convening at the University of North Florida, a small group from Maine was tasked with coming back to the state and help lead a statewide effort to improve the college going and completion rates for Maine students.
We plan on using this space to keep the public aware of some of the efforts and initiatives that we are working on. If you have interest in joining our committee please contact Nikki Vachon.
Draft Vision Statement
The Maine Reach Higher initiative is a collaboration of business, education and government organizations that will:
- Expose students to meaningful experiences and explore careers and post-secondary pathways.
- Help students & families understand that post-secondary education is an investment in their future.
- Provide assistance for students & families as they navigate financial logistics of pursuing post-secondary pathways & careers
- Support School Counselors in implementing their Comprehensive School Counseling Program