Education and Family Outreach
The Reaching Out Now Educational and Family Outreach Program will work collaboratively with the public school system to develop new initiatives and empower students to recognize that their true potential extends beyond the classroom. Reaching Out Now will support the teachers in and outside the classroom through the initiatives that will help foster an ongoing positive learning environment in the classroom.
For a student to be successful and reach their full potential, it is often necessary for the community to partner with the school system. Hence, R.O.N will engage and work in partnership with local businesses, churches and civic organizations. To meet our objective, we will host a series of events throughout the school year that is tailored to support students, their families and teachers including but not limited to: Career Day, Teacher Appreciation events, Empowerment Day & Educational Roundtable. Each of these events will have a central focus of empowering our students through partnership with the schools and the community.
Community Day (Back to School Program)
Overview and Purpose
This program will fulfill the Community Development section from the curriculum for the Girl of Destiny Leadership Program. In preparation for the school year, the student will help in coordinating a community event. The event will be a fundraiser to support the Girls of Destiny Leadership Programs and also to support programs geared toward students’ leadership and empowerment their schools. The organization will additionally seek help from businesses through grants for assistance with school functions, aid for teachers to use in their classrooms, and scholarships in partnering the public schools. The organization will host an event with invitations sent out to the community.
This family event will showcase the fantastic talent in our school communities. The Battle of the Bands Concert will bring students in our area to compete for all for a worthy cause; to raise money to support classrooms, projects, field trips, and school programs while bringing the community together. Tickets will be sold, $5 for adults and $3 for children 13 and under.
Educational Roundtable Program
The student leaders of the Leadership Programs will have the opportunity to engage in conversation with public-school administrators, school staff, teachers, and community leaders on an array of specific topics. Students and public-school staff will also have an opportunity to engage in conversation with local businesses and political leaders. School staff will use this time to network, share, and trade ideas, strategies, and techniques that would be beneficial to them. The Educational Roundtable will provide a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere for the students to learn self-confidence, social engagement, and public speaking. This also allows the group to develop a plan for expanding the partnership between local businesses and public schools.
Through a partnership with local businesses, the organization will present three teachers with a plaque and a gift card through the Program.
Educational initiative program proposal (school support)
Establish the “Education Initiative Fund Award” — The award will be given to one school from each level: One to a high school, one to a middle school and possibly two to an elementary school. (Depending on funding)