Blackfoot Community Center
31 AmeriCorps members will serve in the classrooms and as facilitators for the implementation of the proposed strategies to support the academic engagement and improved academic performance of 280 7th and 8th grade students from Snake River Jr. High, according to the school's turnaround plan. By the end of the program year, August 2013-August 2014, SRJH students will show a measurable increase in academic achievement based on state standardized tests. This project will focus on the CNCS focus areas of: providing ongoing mechanisms for family and community engagement; establishing a school culture and environment that improves school safety, attendance, and discipline and addresses other nonacademic factors that impact student achievement; accelerating students acquisition of knowledge and skills; and supporting school implementation of increased learning time. The CNCS investment of $250,582 will be matched with $139,768. This is a good investment because CNCS dollars are being leveraged for the greatest impact, all parties are committed to the success of the project and Snake River, as one of the poorest districts in the country, has the most to gain from CNCS support.