STUDENTS AND FAMILIES
RECEIVED SUPPORT IN 2018
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More than two-thirds of SEI’s participants improve their school attendance, grades and behavior.
The criminal referral rate for Multnomah County youth is 4.5% while the rate for African-American youth is 19.4% — SEI’s referral rate is just 3%.
The teenage pregnancy rate nationally among African-American girls is 3.5% — the pregnancy rate among SEI girls is less than 1%.
Reports of marijuana use are just 7% for SEI students compared to 14.4% for African-American youth in Oregon.
81% of our students become Positive Contributing Citizens.
Positive Contributing Citizen is defined as a student who has completed at least two years of post-secondary education or two years of successful workforce experience by age 21.
WHO WE SERVE
Students range from 6th grade to post-secondary.
More than 75% of students are from single-parent homes.
78% of our students are low-income.
SEI’s student population is 85% African-American, 6% Hispanic,
4% Caucasian, 1% Asian, less than 1% Native American, and
3% mixed heritage.
83% of SEI’s students are eligible for free or reduced lunch.
Keys to success
We’re an organization founded on respect and integrity.
We believe every child has a gift.
We’re comprehensive and apply consistent standards.
We involve parents.
We build long-term relationships.
We give kids options for success.
We’re a grassroots organization with a culturally appropriate solution.
THE INDIVIDUAL SUCCESS PLAN (ISP)
Coordinators work with students to develop and implement an Individual Success Plan with personal, social, academic and career goals, and the strategies to meet them. Coordinators meet with each of their students once a month to check, discuss and document progress toward ISP goals and to strengthen one-on-one relationships.
Referred by teachers, counselors, school admin, and community connections, students are on-boarded in the Fall of the student’s 6th or 9th grade year. The program is also available to current SEI participant’s younger siblings. We work in twenty-one K-12 schools to support youth in need.
CONTINUITY & CONSISTENCY
Students remain in the program from sixth grade until they complete college and/or enter a living wage job. Students participate in SEIís in-school, after-school and summer academic, enrichment and employment preparation programs. The parents of SEI students are also involved and supported by Parent Coordinators and our Community + Family Programs department. Post High School Coordinators advise and support students to enter and graduate from college, find employment and develop a career.
SUCCESS THROUGH OPTIONS
What inspires a child to learn? We believe inspiration springs from some very simple fundamental beliefs: All children can learn; all children have a gift; all children can and will succeed. Turning these beliefs into a program that works requires four key elements that are absolutely essential for creating a successful youth program.
CONTINUUM OF SERVICE
We help kids navigate every phase of their development from 6th grade to post-secondary.
THE RELATIONSHIP MODEL
We work with kids wherever they are at risk - in school, at home and in the community.
We build deep relationships with kids that are based on trust and mutual respect.
CULTURE OF SUCCESS
We cultivate a positive environment, where success is clear and attainable.
ALL STATS ARE CURRENT AS OF SUMMER 2018