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Press On: Helping Students Thrive

Support. Empowerment. Boundaries. Expectations. Positive Identity.
Through a variety of intentional and experiential activities, Press On provides middle school students with an asset rich environment where they are supported, encouraged and challenged to grow. The more assets students have, the more likely they are to avoid high risk behaviors and exhibit positive attitudes and a healthy lifestyle.

Students are encouraged to make the most of their world by stepping out and getting involved!

Press On's unique model includes:

  1. In partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters, students will spend approximately 4-8 hrs/month climbing on the rock wall, playing in the gym, or doing other engaging activities with their mentor.
  2. Monthly Team Huddles: Activities include outdoor adventures, cooking experiments, team building, and community service projects.

  3. Individualized Leadership Development: Students will receive academic support, spiritual encouragement, and educational enrichment through recreation, aquatics and arts and culture opportunities.

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, you will be contacted by a Kroc staff member to schedule a time to meet with you and your student.

If you just want to learn more about the Press On program, please contact Patti Davenport at 208.763.0617 or email patti.davenport@usw.salvationarmy.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 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: Too many middle school students in our community are at risk of falling through the cracks and we want to help those students take ownership of their lives.

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

How: Contact Patti Davenport at 208-763-0617 or email patti.davenport@usw.salvationarmy.org to get started.
Press On Mentor Application
Press On Mentor Description


To learn more about Press On
download the brocure 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 Sponsors!
• Dennis Cunningham & Family
• The Fred Meyer Fund
• Coeur d'Alene Rotary
• Dr. Tom & Sue Thilo
• Leadership Coeur d'Alene Class of 2011
• Members of The Salvation Army Advisory Board

Questions?
Contact Patti Davenport at
208.763.0617 or email patti.davenport@usw.salvationarmy.org