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Education

Developing a Culture of Excellence: Center for Leadership at FIU

In a unique partnership with Miami Northwestern Senior High School, and with the support of Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS), the FIU Center for Leadership is committed to inspiring, motivating, and encouraging Miami Northwestern’s non-instructional staff to connect and develop relationships with their students that will contribute to the student’s overall development and future success.

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Who are you?

The FIU Center for Leadership is a nationally recognized center for leadership research, development, and training. The Center’s leadership development programs were recently ranked #1 among educational institutions in the USA.

How does this project impact the issue you selected?

Traditionally underachieving ETO schools struggle with issues of morale, student and teacher retention and graduation rates. There are 108 schools in the district identified by ETO as underachieving schools. Students in these schools often lack appropriate role models and sometimes only find structure and positive interaction is from school staff. Given the socio-economic challenges of students at ETO schools, the school environment plays a significant role in students’ overall development.

What data points from The Our Miami Report does your project address?

Education Goal 1: M-D children have access to a quality education: Helping to maintain designated ranking of A for Miami Northwestern. Improved school quality helps future workforce needs and attracts residents and businesses to our community.
Education Goal 2: M-D students thrive academically. Promoting positive school/work environment provides stability and incentive for retention and graduation.

Please give examples of your project's success.

These workshops were created to meet Northwestern's pressing need for broader foundation for maintaining school performance.This year, 2 workshops have been held with more than 50 participants and 190 contact hours. The success has already been acknowledged by school leadership, "I have received great feedback" and "I truly believe you and your team was sent from heaven. I was wondering for years what can be done with staff to meet our service expectations. Finally my dream has come true!"

Organization Name (or individuals name) FIU Center for Leadership

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Increasing High School Graduation Rates Among At-Risk Girls

Women of Tomorrow helps at-risk girls overcome obstacles, gain skills, improve academic performance, graduate from high school and go on to higher education and lives of greater opportunity. Our program includes group mentoring sessions, supportive peer relationships, career-focused field trips and specialized college campus visits, all designed to encourage girls to stay in school and aim high. Our efforts prevent dropouts,... more »
Who are you?

We are a unique mentoring program pairing mentors with small groups of at-risk high school girls. Our program prevents high school dropouts, increases access to higher education, fosters workforce development and creates pathways out of poverty.

How does this project impact the issue you selected?

Our program is designed to meet the needs of at-risk teenage girls in public high schools. By providing them with the resources and support they need, mentees learn the importance and impact that their education has on their future: improve their grades, graduate from high school, pursue higher education and lead lives of greater oppotunity. Our program provides services at a low cost per student per year, rewarding participants and the community with tens of thousands of dollars in return.

What data points from The Our Miami Report does your project address?

High school dropouts are seven times more likely to be living in poverty than those holding bachelor’s degrees. The costs of dropping out are borne not only by the individuals, but also by our communities. Our program addresses this need by achieving program objectives and community impact through increased high school graduation rates, increased likelihood of higher education and statistically significant increases in self esteem and grade point averages.

Please give examples of your project's success.
  1. 96% high school graduation rate in Miami-Dade
  2. .05 average increase in GPA
  3. Increased likelihood of higher education: Of colleges, universities and technical schools that report to the National Student Clearinghouse, we know that a minimum of 73-80% of our graduates have enrolled in higher education. After 6 years at least 57% have graduated college with a degree, a statistic which is comparable to national average.
  4. We serve mentees in every public high school in Miami-Dade County

Organization Name (or individuals name) Women of Tomorrow Mentor & Scholarship Program

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