Nine students and mentors embark on an academic and personal journey.

 The Rotary Club of Rosemount kicked off the 2011-2012 STRIVE program with a fabulous lunch celebration at noon on Friday, Oct. 28, 2011.

“We are so excited to once again be taking part in STRIVE,” said Rotary Club of Rosemount President Denise Kniefel. “It’s an exciting program that truly touches the lives of both the mentors and the students.”

Nine students from Rosemount High School (RHS) are participating in the program and have been paired with nine mentors. Beginning Wednesday, Nov. 2, mentors and students will convene every other Wednesday at 7:20 a.m.

The first two sessions of STRIVE will be focused on conversations between mentors and students around the student’s career tools portfolio. By reviewing their portfolios and using additional career assessments, mentors and students will have discussions regarding the student’s future goals, which the students will set at the following session.

“We have a wonderful group of mentors and students this year. During the kick off event and our first STRIVE meeting it was exciting to hear the conversations and begin to see the relationships develop between the mentors and their students,” said STRIVE Chair Lisa Lusk.