23% of entering college freshmen fail placement tests for college level math*
OUR GOAL: Increase the middle grade math performance of youth in Adams County through the collective efforts of cross sector partners focused on eliminating barriers and investing in what works.
WHY MIDDLE GRADE MATH? With the overarching goal of ensuring that our children and youth become productive, contributing members of the workforce, the Youth Initiative is focused on increasing student achievement and the safety and well-being of children and youth in our community. To support this effort, the Youth Initiative has identified critical points along the cradle to career pipeline which will impact that goal.
Success in Middle Grade Math performance has become an important milestone for high school persistence, academic achievement, postsecondary completion, and general preparedness for the workforce. Take for instance the following…
*Data Source: “Cradle to Career Outcome Areas.” StriveTogether.
HOW? The Collaborative Action Network (CAN) that focuses on middle grade math functions as a collective impact mechanism that brings practitioners and partner organizations together to provide cross-sector coordination of efforts in areas that impact middle grade math performance.
COMMITMENT It is our intent that CAN members have a sense of shared ownership over improvement in the Cradle to Career Outcome area that they have aligned to and eventually will be tasked to set targets for The Partnership in moving the needle in 8th grade math performance.
- Commit to attending and actively participating in monthly CAN Sessions
- Openly share information and best practices
- Agree to mutual accountability
- Agree to using data to inform work
- Implement CAN action steps as part of current work
- Adopt and adapt to practices identified by the continuous improvement practice
- Share ‘Stories of Impact’
WHO? Cross-sector practitioners and individuals who are interested in organizing around middle grade math and collaborating to increase the success of our youth are invited to join this group.
- Non Profit
- Law Enforcement
- Public Sector
- Faith Based
HOW TO GET INVOLVED? Contact us to learn more about joining the Youth Initiative Middle Grade Math Collaborative Action Network.
* “Data Source: “Cradle to Career Outcome Areas.” StriveTogether.