As the executive director of Opportunities for Youth, I wanted to update you on a number of milestones we have attained. Many of you attended our Educational Momentum Breakfast the end of November where we spent time discussing and prioritizing the challenges you are facing today as educators. The top three challenges that surfaced were Services, Engagement and Sustainability.
The Educational Momentum Referral System came about because our Educational Partners realized that in order to truly assist their youth break down the barriers they may have and keep them in school, they needed to give them an opportunity to receive services that their educational institutions couldn’t provide. To bridge this gap, we created a referral system that would allow our Educational Partners to refer to our Reengagement Center Partners. One of the benefits to being a part of this action team, is that our Educational Partners are able to access a password protected Google Form on the Educational Momentum Action Team webpage on our website.
Our Educational Partners across the valley have dedicated themselves to the Opportunities for Youth Initiative with the goal to reconnect opportunity youth annually back into the appropriate educational program. To ensure that our partners and the community at large are aware of what our Educational Partners offer, the team has developed an Educational Momentum Asset Map Survey.