P-2175

Everyday Leadership

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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Boise

Total Budget: $6,950

Areas of Focus: Basic education and literacy, Economic and community development

Activity Type: Education: General

Summary: Project will enable (30) at-risk students at Garfield Elementary School in Boise, ID the opportunity to learn leadership skills utilizing resources and personnel of YMCA, school staff and Rotarians.


The project will enable 30 at-risk youth attending Garfield Elementary School to participate in the Everyday Leadership program. All of Garfield's students come from low-income families. Because of these conditions, Garfield students are at significant risk of dropping out and not obtaining post-high school training. If these students fail to graduate or achieve post-high school training, they will likely be unprepared for the workplace and become part of the breeding ground for the social and economic issues facing our communities. A Northeastern University study found that high school dropouts comprise over 80% of incarcerated populations. Because of their low earning potential, they frequently become dependent on public resources, costing taxpayers $292,000 over the course of their lives (May 30, 2014). Our communities unskilled workforce is a serious problem. Idaho's graduation rate rests at 79.7%, lower than all but eleven states (Stebbins and Frohlich, 2018. 24/7 Wall Street). Furthermore, 58% of our workforce (ages 25 to 34) lack post-high school certificates or degrees (Idaho Statesman, April 9, 2017). Our lack of preparation for the future is a problem we cannot ignore. Everyday Leadership is a collaborative effort formed to provide low-income 5th and 6th grade youth with the skills and confidence they need to graduate and attain post-high school educations. Everyday Leadership targets fifth and sixth grade students because these youth are at a "gateway" where students with low self-esteem and poor academics are nineteen times more likely to dropout of school as their peers (United Way of Treasure Valley, 2011 Assessment). Low-income youth are especially at risk. Collaborators are (1) the principal and teachers at Garfield Elementary, (2) the YMCA, (3) the Boise School District, (4) parents and (5) the Rotary Club of Boise Metro. Approximately 3 Boise Metro Rotarians will serve as school liaisons, speakers, and camp assistants. Everyday Leadership is a yearlong program consisting of thirteen biweekly, after-school sessions. Games, discussions, skits, and speakers are used to impart life skills such as leadership, teamwork, communication, cooperation, conflict resolution, decision making. two community service projects, and a three-day leadership camp. The program has proven to be highly effective. Principal, parents, and instructors report positive changes in participants' personal behaviors. Some have noticed that they are positively influencing the behaviors of other students. Grades have improved for over 60% of the participants, with all the students achieving GPAs greater than 2.5. Attendance has increased, and the number of participants involved in disciplinary actions has dropped.

Project Contact Person

District: 5400

Rotary Club of: Boise Metro

Primary Contact: Mary Reiman

Email: mcreiman@gmail.com

Project Status

Paid
This project is "Paid". This means that the funds from the district have been issued. This project is now being ready for implementation. When this is done, a report needs to be uploaded on the project page and the "Reported" button needs to be clicked, then the status of the project will be changed to "Reported".

Project listed for the 2018-19 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project

Date

Cash

DDF

Total

Boise Metro (5400)

21-May-18

$4,344

$2,606

$6,950

Total

$4,344

$2,606

$6,950

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History Log Entries

21-May-18

System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.

24-May-18

by Mary Reiman

5/24/18: Mary and Jeff D. sign grant app.

24-May-18

by Jeff Dinwiddie

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.

24-May-18

by Jeff Dinwiddie

System Entry: Project signed by Jeff Dinwiddie.

24-May-18

by Mary Reiman

System Entry: Signature Process cancelled by user.

24-May-18

by Mary Reiman

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.

24-May-18

by Mary Reiman

System Entry: Project signed by Mary Reiman.

31-May-18

by Jeff Dinwiddie

System Entry: Project signed by Jeff Dinwiddie.

21-Jul-18

by Ines Crespo

TRF approved the district block grant on 7/14/18. The district received more requests for DDF than money available requiring that cuts be made in funding. Your project is reduced to $2,606 of DDF due to a late report on P-1322 from 2016. Clubs in tier 3 are expected to make up the difference in the project financing. We have cancelled the signature process and adjusted the financing to reflect this. To confirm your intention of continuing with the project, please send it again for signatures on the admin side of the description tab. Questions? Need help? Contact District Grants Chair Ines Crespo, 208 320-8494 or DRFC Marianne Barker, 208 308-5617. A final report on the open grant needs to be filed by 8/15/18 and accepted by the district grants auditor before this 2018-19 grant can be paid.

21-Jul-18

by Ines Crespo

System Entry: Signature Process cancelled by user.

7-Aug-18

by Mary Reiman

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.

7-Aug-18

by Mary Reiman

System Entry: Project signed by Mary Reiman.

10-Aug-18

System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Jeff Dinwiddie.

27-Aug-18

by Marianne Barker

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.

5-Sep-18

by T. J. Adams

System Entry: Check for DDF payment issued by Foundation Treasurer.

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