All In for Youth Quarterly Report - June 2014 - page 4

CONNECTINGYOUTH TOPOSITIVEADULTS
More than 220 students have accessed freemath
tutoring services at oneof threeYMCA locations.
More than
84%
of students queried at the endof
thefirst semester reported increasedmath scores.
Many students have also reported
enhanced attitudes through
connections they havemade
with their tutors.
We continue tomake adjustments to theprogram
tobetter serve students. This includes changing
the start time tofit students’ schedules better,
and adding a third tutoringday at theNE location,
which includes drop-in time for studentswhowere
waitlistedor not accepted into the program. The
prototype is alsobeing expanded to theNW and
NorthCentral Corridor, providing access to students
from seven additional schools.
55 students
havebeenmatchedwith
mentors or career connectors throughBBBS. The
groupmentoringproject highlightedonpage three
evolved from feedbackon the career connectors
prototype indicating that youthwere seekingdeeper
relationships andmoregroup and subject-focused
connections than theprototypeoriginally enabled.
REMOVINGBARRIERS THATGET IN THEWAYOFYOUTH SUCCESS
SuccessCoaches have provided
highly intense, individualized and
long-term services to a total of
131 students
with amultitude
of issues including mental health
issues, lackof family support,
negativepeer and family influences,
homelessness and
difficultywith
coursework.
Ahighly specialized school community
liaison has been able to connectwith
43 youth
outsideof the traditional
learning environment through theNavigator
prototype. These youthpresented a high
level of complex needs such asmental and
physical health issues, financial hardship, lack
ofmotivation to complete school and lack
of family support. 30of these individuals
reconnectedwith high schools and
57per cent remainengaged (we are still
working to learn how tomeet theneeds
of the13 individualswho have
disengaged).
92per cent
of individuals
reconnected through theNavigator
program indicate their experience
with school has improved after
workingwith the liaison and
70per cent
of students remain
actively and regularly engagedwith
this individual.
InMay
seven new students
began coursework in theDetour
program at BowValleyCollege as an
alternative to the traditional high school
setting. A total of
20 students
have
nowbeen accepted into theprogram.
Of these, four students havemet their
program requirements and havemoved
on to further education. Another five
students are expected to complete their
required coursework this term.
GOAL 1:
reduce high school drop outs by 50%
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84%
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