C2C K12 Members provide hands-on, individualized support so students most at-risk of poor attendance feel seen, valued, and supported. Educational systems do not meet the needs of all students and many school systems don't have the resources necessary to connect with each student on an individual, personalized level. For students of color and low-income students sometimes the easiest way to express their frustration and respond to a system that doesn't serve them well is to just not show up.
1. Develop interventions, activities, and programming to promote attendance and increase attachment to school for students at-risk of automatic 10-day drops due to attendance.
2. Facilitate lunchtime, before school, after school, or out-of-school time activities to support engagement.
3. Develop and implement marketing, media, social media or other communication strategies to raise awareness about the importance of attendance.
4. When appropriate, conduct direct outreach to students at risk of dropping out due to attendance issues. This could include and is not limited to emails, phone calls, and home visits as well as direct engagement within the school building.
5. Work with Connect2Complete K12 members and site supervisors to identify promising practices that can inform school policy and interventions
6. Coordinate at least one service project for your students during the school year.
Community Need Addressed
Connect2Complete (C2C) K12 AmeriCorps members will address chronic absenteeism in K12 schools. C2C members will be part of a collaborative effort and will work closely with several different agencies. C2C members provide unique value added services that allow for more personalized student and parent outreach as well as school wide interventions that promote increased attendance and school engagement.
As a result of the service provided by C2C K12 members, students will show improved attendance.
Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Student loan forbearance, Training
Members will also receive periodic trainings to develop their skills as youth workers. These training topics may include the growth mindset, restorative justice, culturally responsive tutoring, and service project design and implementation.
GED/High School Diploma
Skills you will gain
professional conduct, cultural responsiveness , conflict resolution, project management, youth development, mentoring, critical analysis of factors affecting chronic absenteeism
Competencies You Will Develop
Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, Lead group discussion, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints, Maintain open lines of communication with others, Speak clearly, in precise language and in a logical, organized and coherent manner, Turn taking, Write cleary and effectively
Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem, Capable of generating possible solutions, Communicate the problem to appropriate personnel, Improvise, Provide relevant expertise, Select and implement well-considered solution
Derive consensus, Develop constructive working relationships and maintain them over time, Establish a high degree of trust and credibility with others, Interact professionally and respectfully with supervisors and co-workers, Stay positive and outcome oriented, Use appropriate strategies and solutions for dealing with conflicts and differences to maintain a smooth workflow
Accepts responsibility, Anticipate the consequences of decisions, Identify and prioritize the key issues involved to facilitate the decision making process, Involve people appropriately in decisions that may impact them, Quickly respond with a back-up plan if a decision goes amiss
Operate tools and equipment in accordance with established operating procedures, safety standards, and ethical guidelines
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Create environment of contribution, Create plan of action, schedule tasks so that work is completed on time, Demonstrate the effective allocation of time and resources efficiently, Drive decision making, Set goals
Be pleasant, courteous, professional and respectful when dealing with internal and external customers or clients, Evaluate customer or client satisfaction, Honor the privilege of being able to work with and for those being served, Provide personalized, prompt, and efficient service to meet the requirements, requests and needs of customers, Recognize the importance of maintaining privacy and confidentiality of those being served, Understand and anticipate the needs of others, Understand the importance of one's role in the functioning of the organization, Understand the significance of maintaining a healthful and safe environment