The goal of the project “Climb aboard - and advance!” is to help young students with school-related and social problems to finish school and find an apprenticeship position. Thanks to funding by the Hans Hermann Voss Foundation, there has been a branch of the project at Konrad-Adenauer High School since 2014, and as of school year 2016/17 also at Hermann-Voss Junior High School in Wipperfürth. Up to 30 students in the 7th grade and up are able to participate in the project. A social worker supports the youth and offers them a secure place to go for problems in school, at home, and in the social sphere. This counseling and support is still available to the students up to a year after they graduate.
The project of the “Kölner Gymnasial- und Stiftungsfonds” (Cologne high school and endowment fund) has already been offered at four schools in Cologne since 2007.