Title

Providing Overaged At-Risk Youth with an Opportunity to RISE to Their Age Appropriate Grade Level

Location

Urban Strand - Navarro

Focused Area

Youth-At-Risk in Urban Settings

Relevance to Focused Area

Our presentation supports at-risk urban youth who are in danger of dropping out of school because they are at least two grade levels behind their peers. Our program RISE (Responsibility Increases Student Equity) allows 5th grade elementary students who are at least two grade levels behind the opportunity to work on skills to RISE them to be able to join their similar aged peers.

Primary Strand

Social & Emotional Skills

Relevance to Primary Strand

Students who are at least two grade levels behind their peers require intensive curricular support as well as needing their social emotional needs addressed in a supportive, encouraging environment. Additionally, upon completion of the program students are further supported by the RISE coach (teacher) through visits to their home middle school as well as coordinated conferences with teachers and other school personnel.

Brief Program Description

Our presentation is designed to give schools strategies on how to appropriate address the needs of at-risk students who are at least two grade levels behind their peers and the impact of the program on our student's lives.

Summary

Our team will guide our conference participants through a thorough review our program, R.I.S.E (Responsibility Increases Student Equity) which is an accelerated course of study that was created to improve the graduation rate, decrease the drop-out rate, and build the social and emotional characteristics of students. Our RISE program implements an instructional plan that is designed to close the academic achievement gap for over-aged students to continue to RISE above their circumstances. We will explore our accelerated program that is designed to empower over aged students with sustainable lifelong strategies to RISE to their appropriate grade level, thus creating educational equality. Our presentation will include an outline of our program, curriculum guide, explanation of student outcomes and participants will take away our presentation and our contact information to implement our program back in their home schools & districts. Participants will receive practical advice from the RISE teacher (coach) and other school personnel that are directly involved with the program on a day-to-day basis. We will discuss barriers to student success as well as behavioral strategies used to increase student confidence and self esteem. We will also have participants develop RISE plans for their home schools that will include an initial outline for implementation that they can present to their home schools and districts.

Evidence

Jimerson (1999) implies that for students "dropping out is associated with numerous deleterious outcomes, including fewer employment opportunities, substance abuse, and arrests."

Article

Jimerson, S. R. (1999). On the failure of failure: Examining the association between early grade retention and education and employment outcomes during late adolescence. Journal of School Psychology, 37, 243-272.

Format

Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Belinda Hope

Ms. Hope is the proud principal of Pine Ridge Education Center which is home to several programs including K-6 behavior change, K-6 expulsion abeyance, RISE & PROMISE programs.

Timothy Sternberg

is the proud assistant principal of Pine Ridge Education Center which is home to several programs including K-6 behavior change, K-6 expulsion abeyance, RISE & PROMISE programs.

Jennifer Lockett

is the proud coach of RISE (Responsibility Increases Student Equity) which is part of the Pine Ridge Education family of programs designed to provide at-risk youth with additional opportunities for success.

Deborah Martin

is the proud curriculum coach of RISE (Responsibility Increases Student Equity) which is part of the Pine Ridge Education family of programs designed to provide at-risk youth with additional opportunities for success.

Philip Ganci

is the proud family counselor for RISE (Responsibility Increases Student Equity) which is part of the Pine Ridge Education family of programs designed to provide at-risk youth with additional opportunities for success.

Start Date

10-25-2016 10:00 AM

End Date

10-25-2016 11:30 AM

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Oct 25th, 10:00 AM Oct 25th, 11:30 AM

Providing Overaged At-Risk Youth with an Opportunity to RISE to Their Age Appropriate Grade Level

Urban Strand - Navarro

Our presentation is designed to give schools strategies on how to appropriate address the needs of at-risk students who are at least two grade levels behind their peers and the impact of the program on our student's lives.