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    Alumni Support

    How You Can Be an Advocate for Your Alma Mater Many alumni like to find ways to stay connected to their alma mater after graduating high school. Some might wish to even engage in advocacy on behalf of their former school or district, seeking ways to support programs, educational initiatives, fundraisers and referendums.  While taking an active role as an advocate for public schools is understandably not for everyone, school districts are also more likely to thrive when there is a strong, supportive advocacy group comprising community members and alumni. So if you’re looking to take on a more active role in advocating for your alma mater, here are some of the ways you can step up. Join your alumni network: Getting involved with your alumni network is one of the easiest ways for you to learn about various opportunities to support your alma mater, including volunteer opportunities, fundraisers, events and important educational issues and programs. Consider joining Ripon Tiger Nation and the Ripon Tiger Alumni - all years welcome! Facebook Page to stay connected! Donate: Keep a look out for a big announcement from the Ripon Education Foundation about their new #RiponRoar campaign to celebrate being a Tiger!  Vote: If you still live within the boundaries of the Ripon Area School District, you will be able to vote on the Operational Referendum. This gives you a direct way to impact the future of the district and its schools. Contact board members: Consider writing letters to school board members or administration when important issues arise, so you can advocate for a particular position and lend your support when the district is in need. In many cases, community and alumni support can make for some significant leverage when board members must make decisions. You can even speak in person during open school board sessions, if you are comfortable doing so. Write local publications: You can also write letters to local newspapers and publications, expressing your support for the district and its educational initiatives. This is especially helpful when the public is preparing to vote on a referendum, and the issue needs additional advocates from outside the district itself. Show school spirit: Finally, on a bit of a lighter note, you can be an advocate for your alma mater simply by displaying your school spirit, even long after your time in Ripon schools comes to an end. Purchase Tiger apparel and memorabilia, proudly display school colors, and make it clear you are proud to be a Ripon alum. This kind of pride is contagious, and proud alumni are more likely to become advocates themselves!   Want some more specific tips on how you can support your alma mater? Contact Ripon Tiger Nation today.  
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    The Value of a Great Education Whether it’s at an international conference or a local school board meeting, education is one of the most widely discussed topics at every level—and for good reason. The quality of education children receive can make a huge difference in the rest of their lives.  In the Ripon Area School District, our students, alumni and community members are well aware of the benefits of a high-quality education.   Education and personal wellbeing Education affects individuals in very personal and lasting ways. For one, it is one of the biggest determining factors with regard to expected lifetime earnings and general success. The higher the level of education a person achieves, the more likely they are to secure a high-paying job. This means your education can have a lasting, lifelong impact on your financial wellbeing. Because so many full-time positions require applicants to have earned a college degree, employment rates tend to be lower among those without that level of education. The jobs available to people with a high school diploma or lower tend to be less lucrative and less consistent than those available to college graduates.  However, this does not mean that everyone has to get a four-year degree. Those with specialized vocational training—such as radiation therapists, electricians and web developers—can make high salaries and work in fields with low unemployment.    Global effects of education Education influences so much more than just an individual’s success and earnings potential—it also affects society on a national and global level. Communities with greater access to education and a more educated population tend to have healthier economies, lower levels of poverty, less crime and better quality of life. Education also promotes innovation and creativity within a community, sparking new ideas to advance technology and make the world a better place. To ensure that future generations are given greater educational opportunities, it’s essential for people at every level of society to support educational organizations and institutions. This starts with local school districts like the Ripon Area School District. We're fortunate to live, work and learn in a community that supports its public schools. If you would like to get more involved, whether it's through volunteering, mentoring or making a financial contribution, we encourage you to contact us at Ripon Tiger Nation.
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