At Resiliency Foundation, we expect every student to succeed in school through graduation and beyond. Period. We know that traditional methods and structures do not work for all students, so we show districts how to create targeted interventions and appropriate programming within an environment of caring, respect, and high expectations. In terms of instruction, we work with districts to create a menu of a variety of pathways that enable students to meet rigorous graduation standards. To do this, we reconfigure the typical school day. There are no set start or end times. There is no one teaching methodology. In some cases, there are no walls or desks. We show districts how to build a menu of course offerings using existing resources that provide students with the flexibility and instructional tools to:
GETTING THEM INVESTED: IN THEIR EDUCATION AND THEIR COMMUNITY
Students who are at high risk of dropping out or have already dropped out and are over-aged and under-credited, need to be re-engaged in the learning process and need a different set of educational interventions.
THEM THROUGH: TO GRADUATION
Surrounding young people with positive, enthusiastic, and competent adults who form positive and caring relationships with them; placing students in the “right” educational environment; having high expectations with targeted supports and interventions; and cultivating a positive program/school environment in order to remove many barriers that lead to student failures.
MOVE THEM ON: TO COLLEGE AND CAREERS
Exposing students to college; providing them with work and learning opportunities; being deliberate in making sure that the students have created a post-graduation plan and followed all the necessary steps to ensure that their plan can be executed; continuing to support graduates while in college.