Cochran’s Kid of the Week: Cole B.


Cole Bathje is our awesome Kid of the Week.  He’s Rockford East high school senior and they have a program called “Capstone” requiring students to do a project for the community. Proud of his local roots, and wanting Rockford to thrive, he aspires to motivate young, talented people to stay in Rockford. He chose to fundraise for Rockford Promise which provides scholarships for 2 colleges in Rockford. His fundraiser was a rock concert featuring local band “Miles Neilson & the Rusted Hearts”. It was a massive undertaking for him to organize, and was a huge success, hitting his fundraising target of $10,000 for 1 scholarship. They will name 1 scholarship after Cole for the 2019/2020 year – how many 18 year olds have a scholarship named after them! Cole is a remarkable young man, talented, selfless and has a level of leadership well beyond his years.  Keep up the great work Cole.