Sourcewell is a local partner of the national AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) program. Working collaboratively with schools in the five-county area, we strive to change lives and enhance student success by closing the opportunity gap and preparing all students for college, career, and life.

As the name states, the AVID approach draws on students’ individual determination to succeed. Despite the societal and socioeconomic challenges many AVID students face, they have outperformed national averages in key college and career success measures.

Learn more about the national AVID program at avid.org (nongovernment site).

Watch AVID in Action

Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is a post-high school readiness system dedicated to preparing students for post-secondary choices. AVID serves students who are often underrepresented in college, while also providing research-based strategies schoolwide.

Challenging expectations for lifelong success

Collaborating with regional school districts and educators, Sourcewell helps to facilitate the AVID program and provides:

    Addressing topics such as Culturally Relevant Teaching and Academic Language and Literacy, AVID events guide educators to reevaluate expectations around student potential.

    Lesson plans, activities, videos, and more—participating in the AVID program ensures educators have access to the academic and social supports their students need to thrive.

    To ensure long-term success, Sourcewell supports participating schools by hosting training events, offering a direct line of support for local educators, and acting as a dedicated district liaison with the national AVID program. 


    Are you at a school located in Cass, Crow Wing, Morrison, Todd, or Wadena county in central Minnesota and interested in bringing AVID to students in your school district?

    Contact education@sourcewell-mn.gov for more information.

    Additional Readiness Programs

    Sourcewell offers a variety of careers and college readiness programs to help your school prepare students for the future.

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