Keeping Youth Engaged and In School
The YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties partners with more than 25 community agencies to coordinate and integrate efforts and services in high need neighborhoods and local schools. Using the public school as a Community Learning Center hub, this model provides holistic programming before, during, and after school to address and engage students' in their academic, physical, social, and emotional development.
The YMCA recognizes attendance plays a critical role in students' success and that family, school, and community partnerships all play an essential role in supporting students. If a student's attendance is starting to get off track, the Y is a part of an Attendance Support Team that send letters, makes phone calls, and meets with parents to eliminate barriers and support youth getting to school.