Hillside Work Scholarship Connection proposes to use $490,000 in funding from the New York State Department of Education during the 2016/2017 school year (January to June) to provide services to at-risk students in the Rochester City School District in our model program whose overachieving goal is student graduation. Our program also measures intermediate goals including:
- Improve academic performance, as evidenced by increased promotion, sufficient credits earned and/or timely graduation
- Improve attendance rates
- Decrease the rate of disciplinary referrals, as evidenced by a decrease in suspensions
- Increase the number of trained, job-ready students, as evidenced by active participation and completion of the Youth Employment Training Academy
- Increase employment, as evidenced by the number of students placed at employment sites.
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