Bright Futures, ConXion To Community

Bright Futures, ConXion To Community

Owner: Padma, Bright Futures Admin

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The greatest obstacle to future success among our youth is hopelessness or resignation about the future. Bright Futures community’s average student starts high school six years behind in proficiency with only a 3rd grade reading level and limited hope for succeeding in school.

The Bright Futures community focuses on students with a 50% drop-out rate— Bright Future’s Step-Up program retained more than 90% of the participants in school. Last year 94% of our Bright Futures community Step-Up youth met at least one of their personal goals; 88% met two or more; 67% met all three goals. Over 90% of our youth showed an increase in their developmental assets compared to the average Mayor's Gang Prevention Task Force expected outcome of 75%. In evaluations, 90% of students reported higher levels of confidence, greater self-esteem, better grades, better relationships with their parents and higher levels of trusting adults and other members in the community. Over 50% raised their GPA a full grade point over the course of their participation. Over 75% of the Bright Futures 9th graders in Step Up, who arrive with such a sense of failure and hopelessness, progress to become role models for incoming students, as well as their friends, siblings and neighbors; many go on to college and some have even returned as adult mentors.

Key to our Bright Futures community growth is expanding our base of community partners through generating broader public and professional awareness of our consistently successful community solution addressing the unacceptable issue of 50% school drop-out rates.

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Bright Futures, ConXion To Community at Sevathon-2016

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