Strategy 2.4: Develop programs that support positive physical and mental health for elementary students
What We Do
Research states that quality out-of-school activities can impact the success of students in school. UWCI requires that all out-of-school programming track quality of the program and the staff that work in the program. Although these programs do not meet daily but many meet on a weekly basis. Providing technical assistance to these programs about the importance of literacy development has helped these programs to think about how they impact academic success of students participating in these program.
Who We Serve
Students in Polk, Dallas, and Warren counties with UWCI funding to support low-income students in neighborhoods and schools.
How We Impact
UWCI believes that providing quality out-of-school programming that students will be exposed to building developmental assets that will impact school success. UWCI believes that if students stay engaged in these programs consistently and reengage for at least 4 years or more that these programs will provide great benefit academically.