Help end America's drop out crisis by supporting one team of corps members to serve at the Higginson-Lewis K-8 school in Roxbury improving school attendance, student behavior, and academic performance in math and literacy. By supporting this team you will help the students at Higginson-Lewis stay in school and on track to graduate.
More than a million students give up on school every year in America. In Boston, the graduation rate is just 64%. Some of the district's greatest challenges include the high concentration of low-income families attending Boston Public Schools and a disparity of achievement across class and race. Of the 353 students that City Year serves at the Higginson Lewis K-8 School, 83% come from low-income families and 96% are students of color.
Corps members tutor students one-on-one, in small groups, and during whole class activities as well as lead out-of-class extension activities that complement school instruction. City Year works in partnership with Boston Public Schools to support its goals and provide the dedicated extra people required to make a difference with students who are at risk of dropping out. At the Higginson-Lewis, 10 City Year corps members serve full-time in grades 3-8.
Students who progress to 10th grade with their peers are four times more likely to graduate than students who fall behind. Our Long-Term Impact goal is to ensure 80% of the students in the schools City Year serves reach 10th grade on track and on time, serving the majority of at-risk students in the locations where City Year serves. City Year focuses that service in communities where the dropout challenge is most concentrated, ultimately serving two thirds of the nation's dropouts.
"Our city depends on the City Year corps to teach children, improve our community and inspire citizens to civic action. We need City Year for generations to come." - Thomas M. Menino, Mayor of Boston
Total Funding Received to Date: $0
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $100,000
Total Funding Goal: $100,000
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
Project Id: #11897
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