YOUTH SUCCESS 2018-11-05T11:02:45+00:00

YOUTH SUCCESS

YOUTH SUCCESS

YOUTH SUCCESS

GOAL: Ensure that children are graduating from high school with the skills necessary to pursue post-secondary education or advanced training.

 

Community Issue: Students who do not read proficiently by 3rd grade are four times more likely to drop out of school than those reading at or above grade level. More students drop out in 9th grade than any other grade. High school dropouts can expect to earn about $500,000 less over the course of their lifetime than high school graduates and are 3.5 times more likely to be incarcerated.

 

Community Strategies:
•  Engage students in positive youth development activities.
•  Improve middle school and high school transition programming.
•  Provide targeted academic interventions for struggling students.
•  Provide access to support services, including behavioral health services, for children and their families.

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YOUTH SUCCESS

GOAL: Ensure that children are graduating from high school with the skills necessary to pursue post-secondary education or advanced training.

Community Issue: Students who do not read proficiently by 3rd grade are four times more likely to drop out of school than those reading at or above grade level. More students drop out in 9th grade than any other grade. High school dropouts can expect to earn about $500,000 less over the course of their lifetime than high school graduates and are 3.5 times more likely to be incarcerated.

Community Strategies:
•  Engage students in positive youth development activities.
•  Improve middle school and high school transition programming.
•  Provide targeted academic interventions for struggling students.
•  Provide access to support services, including behavioral health services, for children and their families.

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Dial 2-1-1 or CLICK HERE to access hundreds of community services. It’s FREE, confidential, and available 24 hours a day.

PROGRAM INFORMATION

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS

DESCRIPTION: Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Joseph County is part of the world’s largest and most effective system of one-to-one youth mentoring. Our outcomes consistently show that our Little Brothers and Sisters are achieving higher aspirations, greater confidence, better relationships, academic success and avoiding risky behaviors and attitudes that can lead to delinquency.

NUMBER SERVED: 900

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB in collaboration with South Bend Community School Corporation, School City of Mishawaka

DESCRIPTION: The academic enrichment program does the following: supports struggling students through low staff ratios and individualized tutoring, engages students in high yield innovative activities in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), art, and literacy to enhance learning, prepares Members with opportunities to become 21st Century learners, and supports Members and their families in health and wellness.

NUMBER SERVED: 3,300

CAMPFIRE RIVER BEND

DESCRIPTION: Youth who receive campership funding through the proposed program will be given scholarships to attend one or two weeks of summer camp at Camp Tannadoonah.All campers who attend camp live in cabins with 10-15 similarly-aged youth and 3-4 camp staff. They will have the opportunity to take part in all regular camp activities, including swimming, boating, fishing, nature, crafts, drama, dance, photography, archery, sports, cooking, science, robotics, and music. Each camper customizes his or her schedule based on interests. Campers who receive funds through this program will also have a 45-minute reading session each weekday during camp.

NUMBER SERVED: 36

FIVE STAR LIFE in collaboration with Career Academy, Success Academy, Washington High School, Greene Intermediate Center, Navarre Intermediate Center, Clay Intermediate Center, Edison Intermediate Center, Schmucker Middle School, Grissom Middle School, John Young Middle School, Jackson Intermediate Center

DESCRIPTION: The afterschool program is implemented the same at every school to ensure integrity and quality. Students participate in academic review, team-building challenges/discussions, a video curriculum presentation covering a core value, and journal time. FSL also gives students a chance to practice what they have learned in an experiential way that extends beyond the school building at Summit.

NUMBER SERVED: 16,101

LA CASA

DESCRIPTION: Tutoring from qualified college/university students and community volunteers, opportunities to participate in academic and enrichment opportunities like reading, art, culture, technology, and recreation. Students learn socio-emotional skills while working on teams and build responsibility, respect, constructive criticism, sharing, and more. Students in 7th-12th grade also receive college prep workshops, self-identity, self-esteem, and financial knowledge.

NUMBER SERVED: 300

MISHAWAKA EDUCATION FOUNDATION in collaboration with Mishawaka First Robotics, School City of Mishawaka

DESCRIPTION: FIRST Tech Challenge is way more than building robots. FTC teams (10+ members, grades 7-12) are challenged to design, build, program, and operate robots to play a floor game in an alliance format. Participants call it “the hardest fun you’ll ever have!” Guided by adult Coaches and Mentors, students develop STEAM skills and practice engineering principles (like keeping an engineering notebook) while realizing the value of hard work, innovation, and sharing ideas.

NUMBER SERVED: 75

SOUTH BEND HERITAGE FOUNDATION

DESCRIPTION: SBH’s Augustus F. Hawkins Literacy Program helps 25+ students on an annual basis by providing after-school literacy strengthening activities for students struggling with reading at grade level. The Literacy Program provides individualized homework help with reading related subjects including vocabulary and spelling and utilizes reading software tutorials and work modules that bolster in-class reading activities while providing one on one reading opportunities with mentors.

NUMBER SERVED: 96

PROGRAM INFORMATION

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS

DESCRIPTION: Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Joseph County is part of the world’s largest and most effective system of one-to-one youth mentoring. Our outcomes consistently show that our Little Brothers and Sisters are achieving higher aspirations, greater confidence, better relationships, academic success and avoiding risky behaviors and attitudes that can lead to delinquency.

NUMBER SERVED: 900

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB in collaboration with South Bend Community School Corporation, School City of Mishawaka

DESCRIPTION: The academic enrichment program does the following: supports struggling students through low staff ratios and individualized tutoring, engages students in high yield innovative activities in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), art, and literacy to enhance learning, prepares Members with opportunities to become 21st Century learners, and supports Members and their families in health and wellness.

NUMBER SERVED: 3,300

CAMPFIRE RIVER BEND

DESCRIPTION: Youth who receive campership funding through the proposed program will be given scholarships to attend one or two weeks of summer camp at Camp Tannadoonah.All campers who attend camp live in cabins with 10-15 similarly-aged youth and 3-4 camp staff. They will have the opportunity to take part in all regular camp activities, including swimming, boating, fishing, nature, crafts, drama, dance, photography, archery, sports, cooking, science, robotics, and music. Each camper customizes his or her schedule based on interests. Campers who receive funds through this program will also have a 45-minute reading session each weekday during camp.

NUMBER SERVED: 36

FIVE STAR LIFE in collaboration with Career Academy, Success Academy, Washington High School, Greene Intermediate Center, Navarre Intermediate Center, Clay Intermediate Center, Edison Intermediate Center, Schmucker Middle School, Grissom Middle School, John Young Middle School, Jackson Intermediate Center

DESCRIPTION: The afterschool program is implemented the same at every school to ensure integrity and quality. Students participate in academic review, team-building challenges/discussions, a video curriculum presentation covering a core value, and journal time. FSL also gives students a chance to practice what they have learned in an experiential way that extends beyond the school building at Summit.

NUMBER SERVED: 16,101

LA CASA

DESCRIPTION: Tutoring from qualified college/university students and community volunteers, opportunities to participate in academic and enrichment opportunities like reading, art, culture, technology, and recreation. Students learn socio-emotional skills while working on teams and build responsibility, respect, constructive criticism, sharing, and more. Students in 7th-12th grade also receive college prep workshops, self-identity, self-esteem, and financial knowledge.

NUMBER SERVED: 300

MISHAWAKA EDUCATION FOUNDATION in collaboration with Mishawaka First Robotics, School City of Mishawaka

DESCRIPTION: FIRST Tech Challenge is way more than building robots. FTC teams (10+ members, grades 7-12) are challenged to design, build, program, and operate robots to play a floor game in an alliance format. Participants call it “the hardest fun you’ll ever have!” Guided by adult Coaches and Mentors, students develop STEAM skills and practice engineering principles (like keeping an engineering notebook) while realizing the value of hard work, innovation, and sharing ideas.

NUMBER SERVED: 75

SOUTH BEND HERITAGE FOUNDATION

DESCRIPTION: SBH’s Augustus F. Hawkins Literacy Program helps 25+ students on an annual basis by providing after-school literacy strengthening activities for students struggling with reading at grade level. The Literacy Program provides individualized homework help with reading related subjects including vocabulary and spelling and utilizes reading software tutorials and work modules that bolster in-class reading activities while providing one on one reading opportunities with mentors.

NUMBER SERVED: 96

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