Press On: Helping Students Thrive

Press On is a holistic and multifaceted approach to leadership development for middle school students. Founded upon evidence-based and current best practices for positive youth development, resiliency and prevention, Press On provides a variety of intentional and experiential activities in an environment where students are supported, encouraged and challenged to grow.

Press On's unique model includes:

  1. One-on-one Student/Mentor Relationship: Learn and have fun at the Kroc or in the community a few times each month while building a positive relationship with an encouraging role model.
  2. Team Huddles: At least one afternoon per month Press On students will come together to participate in large and small group activities and events, field trips, community service projects and more!

  3. Individualized Leadership Development: On an individual basis we offer opportunities for students to grow personally through Kroc programming in the arts, culture, recreation aquatics and fitness, spiritually through participation in The Connection youth group, and academically through one-on-one tutoring and Kroc Afterschool Program.

With the unique facility and community support, Press On is helping to create an asset-rich environment and encouraging, supportive network of staff and volunteers for students and families in our community. Press On is one piece of an overall effort at The Kroc Center to get people of all ages connected to a positive, healthy community where they can thrive.

Interested in Press On? Sign-up today!
Only $10 per month ($120/full year)
Scholarships are available.

If your student is interested in participating in Press On, please download the Press On Student Application and complete the first three pages and return application to the front desk or email application to presson@kroccda.org and you will be contacted by a Kroc staff member to schedule a time to meet with you and your student to complete the sign-up process.

If you just want to learn more about the Press On program, please call 208.763.0675 or email presson@kroccda.org.

Interested in becoming a mentor?
Press On relies on the willingness of adults in our community to serve as consistent, healthy role models for middle school students. The job of a mentor is not to ‘fix' anything. We want you to have fun and be there for your student. Our time is the most valuable thing we can offer our students. The possibilities for activities are endless-- Hang out at The Kroc, climb on the rock wall, play in the gym or find something fun to do in our community!

Who: Men and women who love Jesus and are excited about connecting with a middle school student.

Why: Middle school students in our community are growing up in a culture promoting high risk behaviors and unhealthy attitudes. Mentors support and encourage students as they learn to take ownership of their lives in positive and meaningful ways.

When: 4-8 hours per month, scheduled at the convenience of you and your student's family.

How: Call 208-763-0677 or sign up online to get started. Questions? Email presson@kroccda.org
Press On Mentor Description

To learn more about Press On
download the brochure or view online.

Invest in a Student: Join Team 353 and Become a Donor
For less than $1 per day (only $353 per year) you can partner with The Salvation Army to support one student in Press On. This covers leadership materials, meals, mentor activities, assessments, and intentional opportunities for play and enrichment. Your donation will directly and positively impact a child's life, and we are excited to get you involved as an essential partner in this effort to help middle school students thrive.

Thanks to our 2014 Sponsors!
• Linda Barnes
• Richard Barton
• Art and Tiia Brown
• Monte & Leslie Drake
• CDA Taxi
• Patricia Barney Graham
• Evelyn Higbee
• Susan Jolley
• Richard Matson
• Joe Morris
• Kay Nelson
• Sandy Patano
• Daniel Pinkerton
• Julie Reichel
• Nick & Marilynn Snyder
• Dr. Tom and Sue Thilo
• Jim and Marlene Wogsland

Call 208.763.0677 or email presson@kroccda.org.