The reasons why youth drop out of school are many and complicated. No one organization can tackle this problem alone. Recognizing this, Achieve's founding partners, the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend and the United Way of the Quad Cities Area, are leading this collaborative effort among an array of community partners to help Quad City youth succeed.
Currently, Achieve Quad Cities has grown to a regional alliance including Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Mississippi Valley, Quad-City area school districts and numerous local businesses and nonprofits.
A team of impact measurement experts from the educational, nonprofit and business sectors met early in the process to discuss measurement issues for the Achieve initiative and will continue in measurement work as Achieve progresses.
Achieve has completed pilot implementations for mentoring, work place tours and classroom career presentations. Currently, Achieve is implementing strategies for partnership initiatives such as:
Lamel, a student in the Career Navigators program at J.B. Young... read more