When Oak Forest resident Lisa Fegen was trying to find quality summer activities on a teacher’s budget for her then middle-school age son, she came up short. Then, the light bulb went off.
“I said ‘I’ll put on my cape. I will change this’,” Fegen said.
A long time science teacher at Lanier Middle School, Fegen started Raising the Bar in 2007. First she offered summer programs for middle school children, before expanding the classes to meet the needs of kids in second through tenth grade. Then after talking with parents at the camps and hearing their needs, Fegen made the move into tutoring as well.