Every 26 seconds a student gives up on school in America. In Denver Public Schools the graduation rate is 41%. City Year deploys 70 corps members into 11 schools to tutor, mentor and serve as role models for students to get them on-track for graduation.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
The graduation rate in Denver Public Schools is 41%. However, as early as 6th grade, students can be identified for at-risk to dropping out based on the Key Early Warning Indicators - or "ABCs". These are Attendance, Behavior and Course performance. By deploying corps members into schools to work directly with students, we can get them on-track by the 10th grade, making them 4 times more likely to graduate high school.
How will this project solve this problem?
After 5 months of service and the holiday break, our corps members need to be rejuvenated. The Mid-Year Super Charger is three days of training, team building, and mission alignment to gear our corps members for a successful second semester. We will bring in experts from around Denver to lead 11 individualized trainings, offer team building exercises, and focus on data analysis to provide our students with the attention they specifically need.
Potential Long Term Impact
Students who progress to 10th grade with their peers are four times more likely to graduate than students who fall behind.City Year's Long-Term Impact goal is to ensure 80% of the students in the schools City Year serves reach 10th grade on track and on time, serving the majority of at-risk students in the locations where City Year serves. City Year focuses on the communities where the dropout challenge is most concentrated, ultimately serving 2/3rds of the nation's dropouts.
This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.
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