Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri
School Turnaround AmeriCorps State Competitive Direct FY 2013
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri (BBBS) will use 13 half-time AmeriCorps members to strengthen and expand ABCToday!, a nationally recognized early warning and recognition system in St. Louis City and County public schools to improve student attendance, behavior, classroom performance in reading and math, and academic engagement. Corps members will serve in 21 underachieving schools to support youth in mentoring relationships, collect and analyze quarterly student performance data, and develop targeted interventions in partnership with principals, teachers, parents and volunteer mentors. BBBS is requesting an investment from CNCS of $85,150, which will be matched with $275,069.