L.K.C.R. Keeping Teens in School L earning K nowledge C aring R ewards
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L.K.C.R. Keeping Teens in School
L.K.C.R.Keeping Teens in SchoolLearning Knowledge Caring RewardsLisa Mockus, Kelly Anderson, Claire Saggio, & Rebecca ShieldsLocationL.K.C.R. : Keeping Teens in SchoolGwynedd-Valley, PennsylvaniaMonday Friday8AM 4 PM
Clientele High school students14-18Males and femalesHigh school students at risk of dropping outPublic SchoolsNon-profit organization
CommunityHigh concentration of at-risk youthArea with high drop out rates, we lower themSecurity already available at schoolPoliceSecurity
Mission/Vision StatementMission Statement:Our mission is to create an empowering environment to keep at risk teens in school giving them a safe place with mentors and people to confide in.Vision Statement:To create an environment where young adults will develop useable skills for future success.
GoalsTo prevent teens from dropping out of schoolTo prepare student for college and/or meaningful jobs in the futureTo improve the chance for all students regardless of race, gender, or minority to succeedTo influence pregnant teens to receive an educationTo build respectful relationships with teachers and other adults.
Objectives To increase a safe learning environment mentoring/tutoring opportunities teenagers enjoying school and the motivation to stay in schoolTo decrease the rate of high school students dropping out, drug abuse, and inappropriate actions taken on by studentsTo reduce the stress among the students, whether it is in school or at home
Objectives Who does what?Teachers/VolunteersWill keep students on the right track through mentoring and giving them additional help with school work, in the programMotivational SpeakersWill come in to talk to and motivate the students into finding something they are interested in and to stay in schoolCounselorsWill be available at any time if there is an issue the student is having and the student can confide in the counselor to resolve the issue Methods While there may be some variation, L.K.C.R. will be held year round for an estimated eight hours each day during the week during the school year (September through June). During summer months (June to September) L.K.C.R. will be held three days a week for five hours each of those daysTraining?
TimelineTaskJanFebMarAprilMayJuneJulyAugSeptOctNeeds assessmentXFind Money/GrantsXXXXXXXXXXFind BuildingXExplore CommunityXXFind Board of DirectorsXSign Property LeaseXResearch & Purchase equipmentXHigher EmployeesXAdvertise for VolunteersXTrain Employees/ VolunteersXXProcedures/ PoliciesXOpen ShopXXXOrganizational ChartBoard of DirectorsDirector of AdmissionsPsychologistSocial workerDirector of EducationBoard of Education RepresentativeTeachersTutorsDirector of ProgramsActivity CoordinatorDirector of OperationsPolice Officer
Criteria for AdmissionTeacher ReferralPoor gradesRisk of dropping outSubstance abusePregnancy
CostsOperational FundsDepartment of EducationMontgomery County Grant$150,000Request for$50,000 Fundraising$150,000
Student Fundraising EventsCar WashesBake SalesSchool DinnersRestaurantsReceive a percentage of bill with coupon
Major FundraisingJanFebMarAprilMayJulyAugSeptNovDecNew Years Gala
$300Holiday Craft Bazaar
$500Advertisement/OutreachHigh School TeachersCounselorsThrough WebsitePTA or Home & School Meetings10-15% of Budget StudentsAges 14-18
Barriers to ServiceStudents not want to AttendForced by teachersMandated by court
Staff/Volunteer RecruitmentSchoolsCommunitiesNew College Graduates
PEST Political TrendsEconomical TrendsSocial TrendsTechnological TrendsBad economyStudents drop out to help earn money for family through workingKeep students in school to get better jobs
Best PracticesBest PracticesStakeholdersSchoolsStudents (clients)Families Department of Education
Constituency GroupsSuccess StoriesEvaluationEvaluating success SurveysTeachersAre they satisfied with student performance in the classroom Students (clients)Are they satisfied with the program and how much has it helped them succeed