Project A.I.M. (Achieving Independence through Mentorship)
 
Project AIM is a  mentoring program organized under the umbrella of Big Brothers Big Sisters.  An adult is paired with a student in grades 7 - 12.  The adult must go through training with Big Brothers Big Sisters and undergo a background check.  The adult then spends 1-2 hours each week with the student, serving as a role-model and mentor. 
 
Project AIM kicked off in the fall of 2007 with Caterpillar Inc. recruiting employees to be part of the program. It is thrilling to have so many adult volunteers from Caterpillar who are making a difference in the lives of our young people.  It is amazing what a difference just an hour or two can make in a young life.
 
To get involved with Project AIM, call Lawrence Trimble, Dropout Prevention Coordinator at 424-3026 or e-mail him at LTrimble@dps61.org.