The Greater Houston United Way funded Project Ready Summer ID Pilot Program has been a huge success in three targeted United Way Agencies. Youth from the agencies below have closed the achievement gap and missed the summer-slide all summer long, putting their voices on record.
Using Scholastic’s ON THE RECORD and ID Literacy Programs, 54 youth from three community based organizations have had meaningful engagement with compelling texts with the potential to save their lives, while at the same time, increased their reading and writing levels in just eight short weeks. Based around a sequence of four platforms, or grounding principles, On The Record and ID uses transformational texts that are mediated across the four platforms as student formulate their own ideas and experiences with the texts through writing–ensuring that they have started to listen to and value their own ideas and give themselves opportunity to put their own voice on record. These youth have moved faster than I thought they would in identifying and learning more about who they are, and through these lesson, putting their thoughts and voices on record.
· Define self
Finding the text and language that help you put your voice on record without waiting for others to define your generation
· Become resilient
Remaining steadfast in the face of destabilizing conditions inside and outside school
· Engaging other
bringing other contemporaries into the fold to strive for a better humanity for all
· Build capacity
Creating a foundation for future generations; agenda-building
Houston Area Urban League
5320 Griggs Road
Houston, TX 77021
5th Ward Enrichment Boys ID BAD!!
Driver Park Boys & Girls Club Girls ID BAD!!
Community Family Center Boys & Girls ID!!