Drop-out prevention and vocational programs at ORT Geula high school
Helping students with special needs to succeed
ORT Geula is a technology high school (grades 9-12) distinguished by small classes and individualized teaching and support. The school caters to students who struggle to succeed in standard educational frameworks, including students with learning disabilities or from difficult backgrounds. It focuses on providing a supportive environment, cultivating students’ interests and strengths, and helping them to achieve matriculation.
There are two programs for which ORT Geula requires support in order to meet the needs to its diverse student population:
- Drop-out Prevention Program, which targets the approximately 20 students in crisis and at risk of dropping out of high school. It involves individual counseling, social and family support, financial support for textbooks and tuition. A full-time Program Coordinator is also required.
- Vocational Program, which represents a paradigm shift in high school education in Israel. It involves partnering students with mentors who help them match their interests and strengths to the world of work. A part-time Program Coordinator is also required.
The Tel Aviv Foundation is seeking a philanthropic investment to support these two programs for three years to ensure consistency and lasting impact for students.
Drop-out Prevention Program – $132,000
Vocational Program – $80,000
Total – $212,000