What We Do
Avenue Scholars, the leader in bridging the gap between education and business, guarantees careers for our youth of hope and need through supportive relationships, individualized coaching, education, and training.
One goal of Avenue Scholars Southwest Iowa is to guide students into financially sustaining careers with opportunity for upward mobility while enhancing the regional workforce. A second goal is to infuse the Southwest Iowa workforce. Annually, Avenue Scholars Southwest Iowa aims to add 100 job-ready individuals to the Southwest Iowa workforce in high-demand areas such as healthcare, business and communications, science-technology-engineering-math, and industrial technology and transportation.
Mick*Avenue Scholars Southwest Iowa student
Avenue Scholars Southwest Iowa has provided a greater door to opportunity. I'm enrolled in the Construction Management program at Iowa Western, and with the support of my Avenue Scholars Southwest Iowa coach, I am enjoying it, and doing well in my classes.
Our Impact This Year
Avenue Scholars Southwest Iowa serves eight school districts in our region. Avenue Scholars Southwest Iowa is currently serving 205 students, but slated to add another 100 in the next year. Avenue Scholars Southwest Iowa coaches spend countless hours dedicated to coaching students in personal, professional, and academic development. We ensure all our students have opportunities for real-world, hands-on experiences in the career field of their interest. And that is thanks to the incredible businesses that Avenue Scholars Southwest Iowa has formed lasting partnerships with.