Blackfoot Community Center
School Turnaround AmeriCorps State Competitive Direct FY 2013
31 AmeriCorp members will serve in the classrooms and as coordinators and 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 an increase in academic achievement. 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 non-academic factors that impact student achievement; accelerating students acquisition of knowledge and skills; and supporting school implementation of increased learning time. The CNCS investment of $248,785 will be matched with $167,097.