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Overview and Findings from Summer 2009 3/17/10. A Powerful Network 773 students served in 22 distinct summer transition programs 6 school districts actively.

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1 Overview and Findings from Summer /17/10

2 A Powerful Network 773 students served in 22 distinct summer transition programs 6 school districts actively participated Endorsed by the Mayor and County Chair’s Education Cabinet and linked to Youth Corps – Exploration Strategy A common focus on high school, college & career readiness for at-risk students 500 students received high school credit for participation Driven by the Connected by 25 research: Using academic indicators as early as 8 th grade we can target the students most likely to drop out

3 Resources Leveraged to Support Programs 36 full-time AmeriCorps/VISTA members 28 Masters students from Marylhurst Monthly Tri-Met passes and incentives for students Weekly career & college site visits: 135 visits to 58 businesses and 18 postsecondary institutions; 54 volunteer coaches accompanied students on visits Total value of in-kind support to programs: $556,972

4 Whom did we serve?

5 Whom did we serve? (Continued) Data provided through an initial report from Northwest Evaluation Association. Note: Student-level data was available on 712 of the 773 students who completed programs 60% of students served were identified as “academic priority”

6 A closer look at “Academic Priority” participants All 9 th grade students* (6 districts) Academic Priority Students Participating Academic Priority Students Subgroup Total6,6672, Race/Ethnicity White62.9%45.2%34.3% Black5.6%16.2%25.0% Hispanic16.9%23.6%27.1% Asian/Pacific Islander10.4%5.0%3.8% American Indian0.6%2.1%3.3% Multi-Ethnic3.5%2.6%3.6% Unknown0.2%5.3%2.9% Gender M 54.0%53.6% F 43.4%45.5% FRL Status44.2%64.3%77.4% ELL15.2%**13.9%16.2% * Based on th grade enrollment **This figure represents average of all grades, not only 8th

7 Impact on Students On a program exit survey, students reported that they were: LEGEND: Strongly Agree Agree Sort of Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Feeling better prepared for 9th grade 70% of surveyed students agree or strongly agree. Feeling more motivated to graduate 78% of surveyed students agree or strongly agree. Thinking more about their futures 83% of surveyed students agree or strongly agree. Considering new post high school options 76% of surveyed students agree or strongly agree. N = 221

8 What did we hear from our partner programs? Participating in Ninth Grade Counts had a positive impact on our programming 95% of partner programs agree or strongly agree. Enhanced our services to youth 90% of partner programs agree or strongly agree. Allowed us to serve more students 65% of partner programs agree or strongly agree. We would participate in the initiative again 95% of partner programs agree or strongly agree.

9 LOGISTICAL INFORMATION FOR 2010 NOTE: As part of a separate presentation on resources and opportunities for 2010, next slide was presented at the Ninth Grade Counts Community of Practice Meeting to offer an overview of the Career & College Site visits being offered to Ninth Grade Counts programs through the Office of the Mayor. [SEE NEXT SLIDE]

10 Ninth Grade Counts Career & College Site Visits Site visits occur on Wed. or Fri. for 5 consecutive weeks. Cohorts of students Minimum 3 adults Week 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 5 A.M. 9a-12p Orientation / Prep Career Visit Career Visit Career Visit Career Visit P.M. 1p-4p Career Visit College Visit College Visit College Visit Wrap-up/ Evaluation Faith Community Better Together Hands-On Portland ApplicationSelectionOrientation Marketing Processing Applications Background Checks Programs contact potential volunteers and secure commitment Resource Fair April 26 or 27 Roles Visit Logistics Prep Materials


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