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  • 1. August 26, 2013
  • 2. Only 4% of Chesapeake College enrollment is from Kent County Kent County Public Schools average graduation rate between 2008-2012 was 83.7%
  • 3. Free And Reduced Meal Participation  Kent County Overall 51.78%  Galena Elementary 37.57%  Garnett Elementary 71.55%  Millington Elementary 63.44%  Rock Hall Elementary 63.49%  Worton Elementary 53.41%  Kent County Middle School 46.95%  Kent County High School 43.82%
  • 4.  Eliminate barriers to attending classes by providing: • Childcare • Tutoring • Transportation • Assistance in obtaining documentation • Career mentoring including job shadowing and assistance in finding employment • Access to computers and the internet  Connect people to assistance programs such as medical care, food banks, etc.
  • 5. To provide educational and technical learning activities to Kent County residents to foster employment advancement and personal enrichment
  • 6.  Provide a conveniently located and supportive Adult Learning Center that provides: • Adult Basic Education • General Education Development (GED) Preparation • Continuing Education Enrichment Classes • Career Technical Certifications • College General Education Credit Courses • Computer Laboratory for Online Courses • Volunteer and Childcare Support
  • 7. Date Action June 2012 Need Identified June 2012-September 2012 Partnership formed with Chesapeake College Partnership formed with KCPS Mentors Recruited Town of Rock Hall provided Municipal Bld. Advertising Blitz and Logo Development July 2012-September 2012 Barriers to Participation identified and addressed July 2012-September 2012 Community Support Sought September 2012-December 2013 First Class Conducted– 23 students January 2013-March 2013 Second Class Conducted—20 students August 2013 Board of Directors Established Bylaws Developed
  • 8. Semester Enrollment 5 + Points Growth 10 + Points Growth Diplomas Earned Fall 23 30% 13% 1 Spring 16 81% 62.5% 5 5 Students Awaiting Results
  • 9.  Recruited 37 Volunteer Mentors or Childcare Providers  Developed Continuing Education Program Including • PC Essentials I • PC Essentials II • What's New With Microsoft • Microsoft Word For Windows • Intermediate Word • Excel For Windows • Intermediate Excel • PowerPoint • Basic Spanish I, II, and Basic Spanish Conversational
  • 10. Institutionalization of the Learning Center • Board of Directors Established and Members Appointed • Charter and Bylaws Developed • EIN Number Obtained • 501 (c) (3) Status Documentation in Development
  • 11. Seeking expanded facility to house computer lab and additional classes
  • 12.  Financial Donations • Each municipality in Kent County donated funds for books and advertising • American Legion donated $2500 for technology for GED program • Rock Hall Business Association Pirates and Wenches Committee donated funds for technology or facility improvement  Additional Donations • Sons of the American Legion donated two computers • _____ donated the upstairs of their store to house the school
  • 13. Career Technology Certification Programs Potential Drop-out tutoring Increased College Attendance Other
  • 14. Solicit grants and donations when 501 (C) (3) obtained Expand partnerships • Rock Hall Health Center • Washington College • County Employers
  • 15. How can we work together to improve Kent County? How can we help each other achieve our goals and better deliver services?