Strategy 2.2: Provide quality and engaging out-of-school opportunities for elementary students that reinforce and enhance academic & social/emotional learning
Story Behind the Curve
This measure is not going in the right direction. All of the United Way funded after-school programs are tracking school attendance and they all have goals they are attempting to meet. When taking into consideration the goal of all of the after-school programs with improving school attendance, we want to get to 100 students or less who are absent 9 days or more per semester for the entire school year.(9 days per semester is considered chronic absenteeism) For the last two school years, there have been roughly 200 students who are participating in our after-school programs that are considered chronically absent from school.
Des Moines Public School, Waukee Public School, Ankeny Public School, West Des Moines Public School, Southeast Polk School District, Youth Law Center, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys and Girls Clubs, Greater Altoona Community Services Campus, Oakridge Neighborhood Services, YMCA, and Willkie House