Educating the Community on Truancy and Kinvolved's Mission

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  • “The most common piece of feedback we heard from parents was that, as a Department, we need to improve how we communicate with families.” 2MIRIAM
  • Team Page on our relevance
  • MIRIAMOnly about 65% check email weekly
  • And in our target market of low income schools, parent cell phone use is strong and growing. 30-49<30,00084%
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  • Educating the Community on Truancy and Kinvolved's Mission

    1. 1. TMMiriam Altman, Barrie Charney Golden, Alexandra Meis Kinvolved @kinvolved
    2. 2. MissionKinvolved is a socially responsible companythat will improve student achievement, andpromote truancy prevention, particularly in disadvantaged communities.
    3. 3. ScopeKinvolved upholds its mission by creatingholistic programming focused on truancy,based on a mobile platform that connects and empowers students, parents, and teachers.
    4. 4. THE PROBLEM
    5. 5. In New York City, 90,000 students missed one month of school in 2008.This number is not decreasing; in low-income neighborhoods it increases by 10%. All slides, product code, and design owned exclusively by Kinvolved
    6. 6. 1/3 1/3 Nationally Of high school studentsof Americans drop out of high school do not graduate on time All slides, product code, and design owned exclusively by Kinvolved
    7. 7. Graduation rates arecorrelated withattendance.Every 29 seconds a studentdrops out of school.7,000 students drop out perday.1.2 million students drop outper year.
    8. 8. Economic ImpactThe averagedropout costssociety over$200,000 per year.Cutting the annualdropout rate in ½would yield $45billion per year.$329 billion inincome is lost overthese students’lifetimes.The bottom line:It’s worth it toinvest intechnology toboost attendance.
    9. 9. High school graduates earn $9,000more per year than dropouts All slides, product code, and design owned exclusively by Kinvolved
    10. 10. Less than 5 days missed of school 90% rate of high school graduation All slides, product code, and design owned exclusively by Kinvolved
    11. 11. More than 5 days missed of school 63% rate of high school graduation All slides, product code, and design owned exclusively by Kinvolved
    12. 12. 71% of students surveyed feel that bettercommunication here Parent Statistic between the parents and school,and increasing parental involvement, are they keysto keeping students in school. – The Gates Foundation All slides, product code, and design owned exclusively by Kinvolved
    13. 13. THE SOLUTION
    14. 14. We are dedicated to improving student attendance,particularly in disadvantage communities, using athree-pronged approach:1. Real time communication of attendance records to families2. Critical analysis of classroom attendance data3. Advocacy of policies to improve classroom attendance
    15. 15. To facilitate school-familycommunication, Kinvolved offers teachers aweb app that can:• Record attendance records in 60 seconds• Notify parents/guardians of absence or tardiness in real time via text message or email• Graphically analyze class/student attendance trends
    16. 16. Kinvolved’s Theory of Change Simplify Create a Family- Leverage Policy Attendance Centric School and Advocacy Recording Community to Support toProcess and Data Boost Promote the Availability for Attendance Importance of Teachers Attendance
    17. 17. Why connect via SMS? 91%of Americans have cell phone access;[only 65% check email once a week] All slides, product code, and design owned exclusively by Kinvolved
    18. 18. Breakdown of cell phone use in Kinvolved’s target population 90% 84% 75% 30-49 year olds Urban <$30,000 All slides, product code, and design owned exclusively by Kinvolved
    19. 19. IMPLEMENTING THE SOLUTIONIf you are interested in using Kinvolved’sapp, free of charge, in your school,classroom, or after-school program,contact us today.Email Miriam at miriam@kinvolved.com
    20. 20. Kinvolved in the Media
    21. 21. Kinvolved’s 1st Fundraising CampaignIn 5 weeks… we will raise $10,000…
    22. 22. $20 Fund communication with parents of 30 families (1 class). $50 Fund communication with 150 families (1 grade).$100 Fund communication with 500 families (an entire school).$1000 Fund development of a new feature added on to our app. Fund advancement of our policy agenda to promote our truancy$2000 prevention campaign.
    23. 23. Want to get involved with Kinvolved? www.kinvolved.com
    24. 24. Thank you for supporting our efforts to promote education reform.Miriam Altman, Barrie Charney Golden, Alexandra Meis Kinvolved Co-founders

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