The R.O.S.E. (Realizing Options for Student Excellence) was established in 1994 to support young women in their junior and senior years of high school.
Dr. Bobbie George, Emeritus Faculty of California State University Bakersfield, created the idea of R.O.S.E. and was the driving force behind the program from its inception.
Over the years, 800+ high school students have had the opportunity to shadow an adult mentor. The program consists of several seminars for mentors and mentees. Mentors and their R.O.S.E. students meet monthly between September and May.