Data-driven College and Career Readiness: Putting Your Numbers to Work
Rodney Frederick, Chief Program Officer, Starfish Initiative and Tracy Butler, Consultant, Tracy Butler Consulting, LLC
October 21, 2015
Does your youth-serving organization feel as though it is drowning in a sea of data? The collection and reporting of multiple sets of data to various stakeholders can become overwhelming, especially when board and staff members are operating with different evaluation metrics. This is particularly true for programs working to help young people make it to and through postsecondary education. The possible data points a program can collect can seem endless, making it hard to decipher which ones have true value for your organization. As we’ve heard from many frontline partners, “We are collecting a lot of data, but we aren’t really using it.”
Join us as we discuss how to drive program results and retooling by collecting and using the most essential college and career data points. This webinar will feature a representative from Starfish Initiative, an Indianapolis-based college and career mentoring program which has developed a practical data strategy that drives program delivery, and will discuss effective data practices and tools that have been gleaned from two other Indiana college and career success initiatives.
Parent Engagement 2.0
Calvalyn Day, The Well Counseling and Consulting Group
October 28, 2015
It has been said that it takes a village to raise a child, but how can youth workers do their jobs effectively when they aren’t receiving support from a youth’s family? The traditional PTO/PTA model does little to create lasting impact in challenging family and school or program relationships, so what other strategies exist to promote engagement from all parents? By using the “lens” of engagement, professionals can create sustainable change by establishing lasting partnerships with families. Learn how to utilize strength-based strategies for parent connections and overcome the obstacles that are preventing your student’s family engagement.
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