Ready to Succeed

In the spring of 2014, our club launched our Second Signature Service Project, Ready to Succeed, which aims to increase the number of post-secondary scholarships and financial aid being applied for and awarded to students from Birmingham City Schools and to be a resource for high school students. These goals are achieved in two key ways:

  • Engage: Rotaract members are paired with high school students, meeting frequently to serve as a resource and to help guide students through the college search process. Our members help keep students on track with for FAFSA, college application, and scholarship application deadlines. They also participate in fun team building activities, service projects, and school events like the annual homecoming tailgate.
  • Prepare: Rotaract partners with College Admissions Made Possible (CAMP) to provide essential enrichment activities, such as college visits, mock interview sessions, assist with FAFSA applications, resume building and goal setting with students.

In 2016, our club was proud to be awarded a Regional Rotaract Outstanding Project Award from Rotary International for our Ready two Succeed initiative.