Bob Welker, professor of education, and
members of the Clark County community
have joined forces to form The Aspire
Collaborative, one of several established
P-16 Councils around the country.
T he P-16 Council is a unique
partnership that utilizes the skills, talents
and resources of community members to
help students, ranging from preschool
to postsecondary, reach all levels of
academic and professional attainment.
Though the partnership includes students
of all ages, council organizers have kept
in mind the other endeavors and interests
students may wish to pursue, including
training options or employment.
Clark County residents representing
a diverse group of interests will serve
on the council, working to create what
Welker describes as a "think tank "
by applying educational discussions to