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Student Aspirations and L.L. Bean Grants

Dede Bennell
Outreach Coordinator

Ext: 309

Freeport High School establishes and facilitates ongoing partnerships that will advocate and plan for higher personal expectations, improved personal and academic performance, and a broadened sense of career, education, and life choices for our students. We currently achieve this mission through extended learning opportunities: job shadows, internships, pre-apprenticeships, and independent research projects as well as service learning, career fairs, guest speakers, a school based mentoring program, and community outreach. L.L. Bean generously funds a grant for RSU5 which provides team building and outdoor adventure opportunities for grades 9-12 at the Outdoor Discovery Center.


Freeport High School Mentoring Program brings together outside adults in the community to meet regularly with a student who may be disengaged, struggling academically and/or socially, and can benefit from a trusting and positive connection with a caring adult.

- Mentorship in high school has the power to impact the course of students' academic and personal life trajectories.

- Positive human connection built in trust with at least one caring adult can have tremendous benefits for the student: reduce dropout rates, bullying and improve social emotional capacities.

- Studies show that behavior, relationships and attitudes improve when a student has an adult mentor.