Presentation on theme: "What is Community Commitment to Education? Community Commitment to Education is a partnership among Greater Lafayette Commerce, United Way of Greater."— Presentation transcript:
What is Community Commitment to Education? Community Commitment to Education is a partnership among Greater Lafayette Commerce, United Way of Greater Lafayette, and our three local community school corporations designed to motivate our community to engage in our students’ academic success.
Read to Succeed Focus Read to Succeed places volunteers in local schools to focus on improving early grade reading skills 3 rd grade is a focal point because: Until 3 rd grade, learn to read; after 3 rd grade, read to learn “Academic success, as defined by high school graduation, can be predicted with reasonable accuracy by knowing someone's reading skill at the end of grade 3 (Slavin et al., 1994).” Phase 1-Read to Succeed
VolunteersEstimated # of Students ClassroomsSchools Summer 2011 207551 Fall 2011 2331500755 Fall 2012 400360018210 January 2013 416380019411 Projection for Fall 2013 513 est.4400 est.220 est.15 Projection for Fall 2014 650 est.6000 est.300 est.19 Read to Succeed Expansion
Tippecanoe SchoolLafayette School Corporation Corporation Burnett Creek ElementaryEdgelea Elementary Dayton ElementaryGlen Acres Elementary Klondike ElementaryMiami Elementary Mayflower Mill ElementaryMiller Elementary Wea Ridge ElementaryMurdock Elementary Woodland ElementaryVinton Elementary Wyandotte ElementaryAmelia Earhart Elementary West Lafayette Community School Corporation Cumberland Elementary Read to Succeed Schools
Volunteer Description The word of the day is “VOLUNTEER” What is expected of a volunteer? Volunteer one hour per week Attend training Regular attendance Follow instruction of the teacher What are the benefits? Contributing to the betterment of students in our community Developing assets for youth Creating an educated workforce for our community
Teacher Feedback “It feels wonderful as a teacher to see the community caring so much.”
Teacher Feedback “I think it’s great for people outside of the school setting to learn what is happening in the schools. A lot has changed since they were in kindergarten.”
Volunteer feedback "I love volunteering with Mrs. Huffman’s class! They are a joy and they are the best part of my week!“ “It is so rewarding to give the students encouragement. I get the impression, the way they soak it up, they really need someone to look them in the eye and smile and encourage them.” “Parent involvement is very important and that’s not here all the time. So there needs to be somebody else in that child’s life that needs to push a little and encourage.”
Volunteer feedback “Read to Succeed has been great. I love that it gets me out of my normal environment and helps me to be even more aware of the community.”
The Next Step LSC Results Our goal is to have children leave third grade reading at grade level or better. The IRead test is Indiana’s assessment for third grade reading. This chart show the percentage gain in IRead scores for schools with Read to Succeed vs. those without: Additionally, a study at Glen Acres Elementary showed that 70% of students with Read to Succeed volunteers improved their attendance and 66% were referred to the office fewer times.
The Next Step Read to Succeed - Impact on Stakeholders Student Teacher Parent Volunteer
The Next Step Community Commitment to Education is about Alignment No one can do this alone Working together- collaborating, cooperating, coordinating Having a clear, simple, widely accepted goal-3 rd graders reading Rallying point for the community-the flag on the hill To succeed, everyone has to join the fun!
Call To Action Make a difference one page at a time! Will you consider becoming a Read to Succeed Volunteer? www.readtosucceedgreaterlafayette.org Thank you!