Strategies 2 Success
Strategies 2 Success?
Strategies 2 Success (S2S) is a federally and county-funded arts and academics after-school program from 3 PM to 6 PM, providing a safe environment for students to uncover and cultivate their gifts and talents. Students are offered specialty clubs (i.e., karate/jujitsu, dance, art, drama) in conjunction with their everyday activities. Overall, this program encourages students academically to become successful, accomplished, and healthy members of their families and the community.
On average, 100% of enrolled students complete at least one goal on their action plan with many completing several. In 2017, 50% of participated increased in school attendance with 66% of students raising their GPA consecutively each quarter maintaining a 3.0 or higher. Also, 90% of the students raised their grades at least one quarter.
Currently, S2S is partnered with Rochester Academy Charter School and continues the search for partnerships to provide the extension of learning, and thus, see the rise in graduation rates.
What Does S2S Do?
Removes social and emotional barriers that interfere with success
Improves overall student outcomes in school and employment
Grants quality adult-student mentorship and role models
Teaches how to cope with social pressures
Provides tutoring, reading services, and specialty art instruction
Promotes health and wellness
“Summer youth employment opened up more doors for me with a peer mentor position throughout the school
“I used to be in my shell, and because of summer youth employment I am not scared to speak up and use my
“I learned that in order to make a difference you should become a leader, and not follow the crowd.”
“After I went to the career panel, now I know that I want to go to school to be a nurse.”
- Grades 6-8 who attend the school in which we are located
- Income Level:
- Household income at or below 125% of the federal poverty guidelines
- Proof of income (pay stubs, DHS or SSI/SSD budget sheet, Form 1040 tax return, 6 months of unemployment with W-2 or SSI statements)
- US citizenship or legal US residency
After making an appointment, Yvonne Wenzel (or someone on her team) will contact you with further information.