Increase High School Graduates

Children enter kindergarten with the appropriate academic and social foundation; middle school students enter high school on track to graduate.

Our Goal

Help 50,000 underperforming middle school kids enter high school ready to succeed

Our Strategy

To achieve this, we are focused on parental engagement, wraparound supports inside the school and academic reinforcement for at-risk children and youth. Ultimately, we will ensure children ages 0-5 enter kindergarten ready to learn, and middle school students transition into 9th grade prepared to succeed in high school, through two key interventions:

  1. High-quality preschool and home visiting services
  2. Middle  schools that serve as a community hub through a range of coordinated, on-site programs reinforcing academic achievement including: mentoring, tutoring, theatre and sports

Our Results

34,992 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th graders on track to graduate/be promoted to next grade level

  • 13,605 students served met or exceeded ISAT benchmarks
  • 13,460 families reported confidence in supporting child’s learning

35,062 children ages birth-5 received supports and interventions to prepare them to enter kindergarten with a stronger foundation for successful learning

  • 82% of children tested improved screening scores
  • 97% of participating families engaged in child’s learning

Results based on 1 year period

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