Values-in-Action Foundation

6700 Beta Dr.  Ste. 120

Mayfield, Ohio   44143

440.442.5683

BELIEVE TO ACHIEVE

  • At-risk, youth program designed to close the achievement gap

 

  • Provides high school teens with social-emotional soft skills to achieve graduation from high school and success in life

 

  • Increases schools’ “conditions for learning”, a metric that gauges whether or not the school environment enhances learning.

 

  • Reduces incidents of violence and increases the graduation rates

  • Enhances school districts' graduation rates

  • Boosts student achievement, school climate and

         conditions for learning
 

  • Dramatically increases school funding by retaining
    students in the district and raising the state report card
    grade

     

  • Increases the chances of retaining or expanding funding
    through future levy campaigns and leveraging
    foundation grants, ensuring financial sustainability

RESULTS:

 

Through Values-in-Action programming, Cleveland Metropolitan School District has raised its graduation rates from 47% to 85% for those students who participate in Project Love’s Believe to Achieve program.

Believe to Achieve program allowed Cleveland Metropolitan School District to retain $8,700 per student who did not drop out, creating $4.5 million dollars in funding for CMSD.

 

HOW TO BRING BELIEVE TO ACHIEVE TO  YOUR SCHOOL:

 

Believe to Achieve is a long-term, intensive program that requires a series of planning meetings prior to implementation.

To start the process of bringing Believe to Achieve to your school, and to see how Believe to Achieve can benefit your students, school and district, please contact Mary Alice Casalina at Project Love at 440.442.5683 or maryalicec@projectlove.org.

QUICK REFERENCE

Believe to Achieve Program Overview and History