PASS Program

What is Providing Academic Self-esteem Support,
PASS is a volunteer mentoring program that pairs adult volunteers, one-on-one, with students who need academic or self-esteem support. Volunteers meet with their assigned student once a week at school, for at least 1/2 hour, to work on individual areas of concern. 

Candice Pennington, BSHS PASS Coordinator
304-258-2871 Extension 134
Karen Whisner, Morgan County PASS Coordinator 

Why do we need PASS?
Today, a high school education is essential for functioning successfully in the adult world. Student success is the PASS Program's goal. PASS seeks to assure the graduation of every child in Morgan County by working with students in grades K-12 who need extra help with academics and self confidence. 

Who can be a PASS Volunteer?
Anyone who cares about children can be a PASS Volunteer: Grandparents, parents, business executives, secretaries, senior citizens, teachers, bus drivers, church folks, government workers, etc.

How do you refer a student for PASS Services?
Anyone can refer a student to the PASS Program. Most referrals come from teachers and school counselors; but family members, clergy, neighbors, friends, and grandparents may also make referrals. Contact the student's school and ask for the PASS Coordinator, school counselor, the student's teacher, or the principal.  

What is required to be a PASS Volunteer?
Each new volunteer must:
-Contact a PASS Coordinator
-Participate in a 2-hour training session
-Commit to 1/2 hour per week with a student
-Submit to a fingerprint/background check