OAKLEY, Idaho (KMVT-TV) As a high school student, trying to fill out applications for scholarships and financial aide, can be overwhelming.
So isn't it nice when there's someone available to provide assistance?
Julie Richardson, teacher at Oakley says, "we talked to the kids and said, hey, what do you want to do? Can we help you?"
And this kind of help is perfect for students like Ramiro Alvarez.
Alvarez says. "whenever I need help they're always there for me. After school, during lunch just about any time."
As Alvarez is expected to graduate, he tells us his parents didn't finish high school.
"Or to go to college and it's a big step for more and I'm thankful," says Alvarez.
These helpers are actually a group of local sisters who donate their time helping students get ahead.
"Education is wonderful no matter what it is," says Richardson.
Education isn't just limited to within the halls of Oakley High School, in fact, you can find evidence of educational projects right outside, in the community.
Bryce Meyer, Ag Teacher and FFA Advisor says, "the curriculum we use here in the ag program is based on what the community feels is needed."
You'll find a number of students in the shop working on welding and fabrication projects.
"We have three major community members in Oakley that own large fabrication businesses outside of Oakley. We hope to prepare kids to work for them," states Meyer.