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2 Eastern Area, The Links, Incorporated 2012 Eastern Area Leadership Forum "Leveraging the Treasure of Leadership EA Services To Youth Facet 2012

3 Being a participant of the process will have impact within your community. A team player will help maximize on the overall goals /results. Success stories breed solutions towards the needs of our children. If you dont know the history or facts how can you move forward Better informed, Better Prepared, Better outcomes –B3

4 Promote Early Literacy Close the K-16 Academic Achievement Gap Increase High School & Graduation Rates Implement local Mentoring Programs From K- College Introducing/Supporting /Executing STEM and Career readiness programs. Implement College Readiness programs Award College Scholarships/endowments Promise & Support HBCU in every/any way.

5 5 Initiatives National Mentoring Young Achievers th Grades Developing the Whole Child STEM Education & Career Readiness Education Linkage-The Equation for Excellence Program National Historically Black Colleges/Universities (HBCU)

6 2 Programs Links To Success –Children Achieving Excellence Project Lead –High Expectations

7 LINKS To Success – Wilma Tootle-National Chair/Donnice Brown- (EA) Project Lead -Hermina Hendricks EA HBCU- Dorothy Yancy –National/Gail Coles Johnson- EA Chair STEM – Telisa Toliver-National/ Linda Bailey Hayden (EA) Young Achievers – Barbara Martin-National Chair Mentoring Initiative – Sheila Finlayson/Wilma Tootle –National Co Chairs Education Linkage-Erma J Hadley National Chairs

8 What is a Service Model? A graphic that shows the relationship between inputs, outputs, and outcomes relative to a problem we are trying to solve. Why use a Service Model? Connects activities with impact ; Provides continuity; Continued improvement Check our website for more details –STY Toolkit

9 1. What is the community –level impact (change) that our chapter would like to create as a result of our program? 2. What are the long-term outcomes or behaviors we would like our clients to achieve? 3. What are the short-term outcomes we would like our clients to achieve? 4. What programs, strategies or services do we need to achieve the short and long term outcomes? 5. What resources or inputs do we need to support strategy or service implementation? 6. What is going on in our community or in our clients lives that we have no control over but will affect the quality of the success of our program?

10 Embark on an integrated approach by implementing signature programs that will better align and educate our youth for the 21st Century workforce

11 Better College Preparedness Mentorship at an earlier age Strengthened aptitude for S.T.E.M at an earlier age Readiness, Confidence/Self esteem to succeed Useful technology skills/ resources to learn and compete Embrace and re- emphasize the importance of: Project L.E.A.D HBCU Initiative STEM Young Achievers Links To Success Mentoring K-College

12 65% Of Programming has a mentoring component and have or are already planning a rollout this year. 10% are planning or are in the midst of STEM Programming (NJ,CT,MD,NY,PA) 10% -HBCU relationships- (MD,VA,D.C.,DE) 40% of our Chapters promote and support HBCU through –scholarships and other donations. 35% Activities surround narrowing the Achievement Gap through literacy, test preparation, health awareness etc (MD, CT,NJ, NY,DC) 10% Young Achievers Initiatives within the East 15% Project Lead Initiatives 18% Early Literacy Programming (Links to Success) Umbrella Initiatives – Links Inspire to Hire – 10% -need more.

13 Successfully conducted a survey in October 2011 to obtain data and establish a base line. Led 4 Conference calls/webinars in 2011 –and two in 2012 with an average of 75 % participation – STY Chairs. Connected the dots with all STY Initiatives ( STEM, HBCU, LTS, Project LEAD, Young Achievers etc.) Participated,Promoted & Engaged with STEM Con Calls and Informative Webinars. Invited/engaged all National STY Chairs to our calls at least twice for 2011/2012. Explored opportunities in areas that would be supportive and impactful to our communities. Soliciting and evaluating funds to support all programming and initiatives within the EA. Introduced and discussed –Umbrella –Links Inspire to Hire.




17 The US ranks 12 th among 36 industrialized countries for % of adults years old with college degrees. Thats worse then Canada, Israel, and New Zealand among others.

18 1.2 million students drop out of school (7000 dropouts everyday or 1 every 26 seconds). High School drop outs are a drain to the society: 8 x more likely to go to prison More likely to need welfare 50% less likely to vote Not eligible for 90% of new jobs Earn less and half as much college graduates 30% of Americans have such an aversion to math problems they would rather mop a floor then solve a mathematical problem According to U.S. manufacturers,40% of all 17 year olds do not have the math skills and 60 % lack the reading skills to hold down a production job at a manufacturing company.

19 A high school dropout will earn about $260,000 less than high school graduates and $800,000 less than college graduates in their lifetime. High school dropouts have a life expectancy 9.2 years shorter than high school graduates. A one-year increase in average years of schooling for dropouts would reduce murder and assault rates by almost 30%, motor vehicle theft by 20%, arson by 13%, and burglary and larceny by about 6%. There will be a shortfall of 7 million college-educated workers in America by ( Umbrella) College graduates are three times more likely to vote than high school dropouts, and those who earn more are far more likely to be affiliated with a political organization.

20 According to the 2010 Census, there are currently about 16.3 million public school students in grades 9 to 12 in the United States. About a quarter of public schools report at least one type of onsite building in less than adequate condition, and four out of ten reported at least one unsatisfactory environmental condition. Approximately one-fifth of schools have less than adequate conditions for life safety features, roofs and electrical power. Three-quarters of the nation's schools, or 59,400, report needing repairs, renovations or modernization in order to reach good condition. The average amount of repair or modernization needed per school is $2.2 million, or $3,800 per student.

21 We Need 5 Employment opportunities by Reach out and touch someone-today ! Internships Volunteerism Full time employment College Graduates Teacher/Professor Assistants Law Assistants Medical Assistants/Research Promote a Job Fair

22 $10K – HARBOR CITY – NASA GRANT Awardees $2500 -NASA Mini Grants – Portsmouth, VA Chapter, Old Dominion, VA & Silver Springs, MD FIRST PLACE –NATIONAL ASSEMBLY – STY – FAIRFIELD COUNTY,CT

23 Action Tips: Applying for Financial Aid How To Run a Free SAT Prep Course Action Tips: Teach Literacy Through Storytelling Action Tips: Teach Literacy Through Storytelling How To: Volunteer to Help a Youth Team or After School Program in Your Town How To: Volunteer to Help a Youth Team or After School Program in Your Town Action Tips: Organize an Awareness Campaign about Music Education Action Tips: Organize an Awareness Campaign about Music Education



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