2015 – 2016 Programs
Case management of 200+ students will take place between the four schools. Case-management will consist of brokering services for individual students to help lower risk factors they may face and increase protective factors that will help them be more successful in school and in life.
REACH FOR THE STARS
The Mission of Reach for the Stars is to be a place to help kids dream BIG by providing them with the new life experiences and skills empowering them with confidence to be a STAR example. Read more.
GRADE LEVEL PROGRAMS
K – Handwashing Program
Teaches the why, when and how of handwasing.
K – ABC Club
Helps underprepared kindergarteners learn the basics of reading.
1 – Oral Health Supplies
Given out during National Children’s Dental Health Month (February).
2 – Bike Safety Program
Teaches students safety and provides a helmet; students earn their licenses to pedal after completing obstacle course.
3 – Brilliant Bookworms
Lets children be acquainted with the Ottawa Library.
4 – Disability Awareness and Etiquette
Kansas Youth Empowerment Academy staffer, Carrie Greenwood, shares what life is like with a disability and her ability to do most of what a person without a disability can do and she shares how to speak and act around people with disabilities.
5 – Interview Day
Students interview multiple times with community professionals to sharpen their interview skills and also to be selected for their job at Exchange City.
9 – Choices Matter
Program designed to show students that the choices they make can impact their lives positively or negatively.
10 – Reality U
A financial literacy program that allows students to “experience” paying their bills as though they are 26 years old.
11 – Interview Fair
Opportunity for students to practice interview skills.
12 – Day on the Job
A day of seeing “on-the-job” work and speaking with local employers and employees.
Pre-K – Dental Hygiene Product Distribution
K-5 – Reach for the Stars After School Program
Keeps students safe and learning during the hours after school when students often get into mischief.
K-5 – Weekend Warriors
Partnership with Harvesters BackSnack Program to feed 150 students.
K-5 – OHS Connections Mentors
High school students meet with elementary students twice a week.
K-5 – Eugene Field Attendance Program
3-5 – Lincoln Living Leadership
Leadership development program
3-5 – Eugene Field Leadership
Leadership development program
3-5 – The Changing Program
In partnership with the school nurse, students are educated about their changing bodies and provided oral health supplies and deodorant.
6-8 – Girls’ Club
Girls have the opportunity to share “girl” issues.
6-8 – Boys’ Club
Boys have the opportunity to share “boy” issues.
6-8 – Tobacco Awareness
6-8 – Perfect Attendance Program
Encouraging students to be at school every day
6-8 – Communities In Schools Promotional Materials Available At The Front Office
6-12 – Parent Engagement
Parents and students are exposed to important topics quarterly including healthy relationships, mental health, drug awareness and internet safety.
9-12 – Cross Out Your Labels
9-12 – Girls’ Club
Girls work on resiliency, positive self-talk, relationships and how the media misrepresents what it means to be a young woman in America.
9-12 – Boys’ Club
Boys work on resiliency, self-control and how the media misrepresents what it means to be a young man in America.
9-12 – Tardy Takedown
Attendance incentive program.
10-12 – College Fair
Students will have the opportunity to visit with colleges and prepare for their life after high school.
K-12 – Dental Clinics
Provided by Douglas County Dental Clinic.
K-12 – Kick Up Your Heels
Shoe vouchers for students in Franklin County. Funds provided by Ransom Memorial Hospital.
K-12 – RePlay
Partnership with Franklin County Leadership – provides sporting equipment to children and youth and funding for registration fees and other needed sports items.
K-12 – Mentoring through partnership with BBBS
K-12 – Oral Health Supplies
Oral health supplies distribution through Salvation Army Angel Tree and through Weekend Warriors.
K-12 – Eye Glasses
Partnership with Ottawa Epic Vision.
K-12 – Penny Wars
Collecting funds for United Way allows students the opportunity to give back.
K-12 – Clothing Closet
K-12 – Coat Drive
K-12 – Fill The Bus
School supplies, snacks and hygiene products were collected at Wal-mart through a partnership with United way and ECKAN.