Community initiative delivered by the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley
Other collaborators: Appleton Area School District, Menasha Joint School District, African Heritage, Inc., Lawrence University, Fox Valley Technical College, UW- Fox Valley, UW- Oshkosh, St. Norbert College, ThedaCare, United Way.
Goal: To close the opportunity gap for Black/ African American youth in our community by:
Reducing the graduation gap for Black/ African American students by 50% in 2021
Reducing the post-secondary enrollment gap for Black/ African American students by 50% by 2021.
Where: We will roll out the initiative in February 2018 with five full time STAR staff
Appleton Area School District:
West High School
Wilson Middle School
Menasha Area School District
Menasha High School
Maplewood Middle School
How: Opportunity Coordinators will serve as mentors and connect with youth 1:1 and in groups
During school day at school site and at after school programming in community
Work to provide additional support within the school structure among existing systems of support for students to further ensure student success and goal attainment.