Career & college readiness program

Challenging expectations for lifelong success

Sourcewell is a local partner of the national AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) program. Working collaboratively with schools in the five-county area, we strive to change lives and enhance student success by closing the opportunity gap and preparing all students for college, career, and life.

As the name states, the AVID approach draws on students’ individual determination to succeed. Despite the societal and socioeconomic challenges many AVID students face, they have outperformed national averages in key college and career success measures.

Collaborating with regional school districts and educators, Sourcewell helps to facilitate the AVID program and provides:

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Watch AVID in Action

Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID) is a post-high school readiness system dedicated to preparing students for post-secondary choices. AVID serves students who are often underrepresented in college, while also providing research-based strategies schoolwide.

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  • Professional Development for Educators

    Addressing topics such as Culturally Relevant Teaching and Academic Language and Literacy, AVID events guide educators to reevaluate expectations around student potential.

  • Classroom Materials for Students

    Lesson plans, activities, videos, and more—participating in the AVID program ensures educators have access to the academic and social supports their students need to thrive.

  • Ongoing Support & Training

    To ensure long-term success, Sourcewell supports participating schools by hosting training events, offering a direct line of support for local educators, and acting as a dedicated district liaison with the national AVID program. 

Learn more about the national AVID program at www.avid.org (nongovernment site)


Are you at a school located in Cass, Crow Wing, Morrison, Todd, or Wadena county in central Minnesota and interested in bringing AVID to students in your school district?

Contact education@sourcewell-mn.gov for more information.

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