Editorial: School seeks volunteers to help students plan

One of the goals of the Madison Metropolitan School District, as detailed in Superintendent Jen Cheatham’s Strategic Framework, is ensuring that all Madison school students graduate with a post high school plan.

The idea is each student will have an individual, personal plan for being college, career and community ready by the time they enter high school. That planning process necessarily begins in middle school. This year it’s being expanded to grades 7 to 10.

That’s where you come in, as volunteers to listen to students and give them feedback on what they’ve learned about themselves and their emerging plans.

Cheatham is inviting community members to be paired with a student to help them plan. It’s not a huge commitment, but a great opportunity to help our children thrive.

The contact is Academic and Career Planning Coordinator Julie Steege-Reimann, or call the MMSD main office number and tell them you’d like to help.