The SPOTLIGHT Program is designed to indentify candidate students for the Opportunity Scholar Program and other Oher Foundation resource supports. Its goal is to select the students who would benefit the most from the support of the Oher Foundation.
There are many kids just like Michael Oher out there today. Kids who lack the resources and opportunity to reach their potential, but have the capability, intellect, and character to be future leaders and innovators of our communities. We seek to fill the gap for these kids.
We seek to provide opportunities to families and students whose financial standing requires the most support.
The OPPORTUNITY Scholar Program strives to provide motivated talented students from underprivileged backgrounds the opportunities, resources, and inspiration they need to succeed in school and in life.
AREAS FOR CHANGE
Our program is designed to bring about effective changes surrounding resource and opportunity that we have identified as crucial supports needed for optimal student success in life.
Students deserve a strong academic environment where they can be challenged and supported in all subjects
On top of academic needs, students need adults in their life to guide and mentor them personally
ACADEMIC RESOURCES & SUPPORT
Personalized resources and attention, such as tutoring and test prep, are key to students unlocking their full academic potential
Learning happens beyond the classroom. Students should be exposed to as many learning experiences as possible outside of school as well as within
ACCOUNTABILITY & ADVOCACY
Students benefit from having responsible adults in their lives to oversee their academics, ensuring they're on track and stepping in when needed
HOME LIFE SUPPORT
What happens at home affects students' ability to learn as much as what happens at school. Students must have a level of stability and security to be successful
The PASSION Program is designed to ensure our scholars have the skills and knowledge to aid their pursuits and passions post-graduation. This is accomplished through both college and career preparation.
Our ultimate goal is to enable students to escape the generational cycle of poverty by becoming successful, independent, and financially secure experts in their field of passion. To guarantee this is the outcome for our scholars we provide a multi-level supports to our graduating scholars.
Tutoring for standardized testing preparation.
POST GRADUATION PLACEMENT
Assist scholars in taking the next step, whether that be 4-year college or university, trade school, or direct placement into a career.
Help scholars connect with resources to ensure post-secondary pathways are a possibility.
Explore the vast array of career options so that scholars can discover what they are passionate about.
Tour college campuses to envision an education beyond high school.
Connect scholars with partner programs so that their support continues after graduation.