simplebooklet thumbnail

of 0
A Newsletter for the Staff of
Kettering City Schools and The City of Kettering
Youth & Family Community Report
December 31, 2017
Youth & Family Community Resource Coordinator
The objective of the Youth & Family Community Resource
Coordinator is to promote the partnerships between schools and
parents/ guardians that enable children to learn, achieve and
develop socially and emotionally.
DID YOU KNOW? 116 FAMILIES
RECEIVED ONE-ON-ONE GUIDANCE SINCE
JULY!
MAKING-A-DIFFERENCE MONTHLY SPOTLIGHT:
A Kettering Fairmont High School senior became homeless at the start of the school
year. Due to home/life issues, the student fell behind
academically and decided to withdraw to obtain his GED.
The student was referred to this office for assistance with
benefits, mental health services and emotional supports. A
number of Fairmont staff members also personally emailed
showing concern for the student.
Working with the student’s counselor at Fairmont, we
identified him as a good match for YouthBuild through County
Corp. YouthBuild offers college & career readiness training for at-risk young adults. The
comprehensive program provides the opportunity for young adults to earn stipends while
obtaining their high school diploma/GED and earning industry-recognized credentials in the
process. YouthBuild provides on-the-job training in the areas of construction and medical
assisting (CNC machining coming soon). Participants also have access to housing, clothing,
meals, transportation, medical & dental care as well as licensed social workers and mental
health counselors. Upon completion of the program, graduates also receive a scholarship
to Sinclair. Although the student decided not to continue with YouthBuild, a special thank
you goes out to the Director of YouthBuild, Dr. Jerry Farley, and several Fairmont staff
members including Victor Colón, Terry Eifert, Mary Conlon & Rhonda Wootton for their
teamwork and care in assisting this young man.
Classes for YouthBuild start January 2018. If you know of an at-risk high school senior who
may be a good match for the program, please send a referral using the links below.
RESOURCE SPOTLIGHT : The Moovit app provides real-time tracking and trip planning for
RTA buses. Please refer families needing assistance using the app or bus tokens for
transportation to essential school events using the links below.
***NEW: TEEN SECTION AND SPOTLIGHT FOR SINGLE PARENTS***
January Family Engagement Collaborative Monthly Newsletter
RESOURCE REQUEST MONTHLY SNAPSHOT:
* Referrals must come from school counselors or City of Kettering employees*
Jonelle Carroll, Youth & Family Community Resource Coordinator Referral Form (Schools)
Jonelle Carroll, Youth & Family Community Resource Coordinator Referral Form (City)
A Newsletter for the Staff of
Kettering City Schools and The City of Kettering
Youth & Family Community Report
November 30, 2017
Youth & Family Community Resource Coordinator
The objective of the Youth & Family Community Resource
Coordinator is to promote the partnerships between schools and
parents/ guardians that enable children to learn, achieve and
develop socially and emotionally.
The program began on July 19, 2017 and is already proving
to be a great resource for our families in Kettering.
One guidance counselor wrote: “Thanks again for sharing this
with me! It blows my mind how many resources are out there
that I don't know about.”
DID YOU KNOW? 103 FAMILIES
RECEIVED ONE-ON-ONE GUIDANCE SINCE JULY!
MAKING-A-DIFFERENCE MONTHLY SPOTLIGHT:
According to the National Association of School Psychologists, good mental health is
critical to childrens success in school and life. Research
demonstrates students who receive mental health support
achieve better academically.
In order to proactively provide this service at the Dayton
Regional STEM School, we worked to create a partnership
between the school and Wright State's School of
Professional Psychology. Along with Dr. Larry C. James,
Professor and Director of Wright State's School of Professional
Psychology, and Tatum Sirch, Fellowship Trained Child Psychologist--along with Robin
Fisher, Superintendent of The Dayton STEM School, and Andrew Sears, middle school
principal, we were able to design the “Dayton Regional STEM School Resiliency Program”.
The program will provide an on-site mental health counselor in the school two days per
week along with a comprehensive prevention plan to address common adolescent needs
such as social media safety, teen obesity, cyberbullying & pressure to achieve
academically. The partnership further strengthens and expands the existing affiliation
between Wright State University and the Dayton Regional STEM School.
The ADAHMS Board of Montgomery County provides financial assistance for mental
health and addiction services for families who qualify.
RESOURCE SPOTLIGHT : Vectren Energy Delivery is offering its “Gift of Energy
program letting residents pay toward the Vectren energy bill of a friend, family member
or neighbor. Those participating do not have to be Vectren customers to help pay
others’ energy bills and have the option to remain anonymous. Donors should know the
full name and specific address of their chosen recipient before contacting Vectren.
***NEW: December Family Engagement Collaborative Monthly Newsletter
RESOURCE REQUEST MONTHLY SNAPSHOT:
A Newsletter for the Staff of
Kettering City Schools and The City of Kettering
Youth & Family Community Report
October 31, 2017
Youth & Family Community Resource Coordinator
The objective of the Youth & Family Community Resource
Coordinator is to promote the partnerships between schools and
parents/ guardians that enable children to learn, achieve and
develop socially and emotionally.
The program began on July 19, 2017 and is already proving
to be a great resource for our families in the Kettering City
School District.
DID YOU KNOW? 64 FAMILIES RECEIVED
ONE-ON-ONE GUIDANCE SINCE JULY!
MAKING-A-DIFFERENCE MONTHLY SPOTLIGHT:
A single mother with a disabled child was unexpectedly laid off. Through networking
and resources, we were able to find new employment for
her in eight weeks, and she is now earning 10% higher
wages than she had with her previous employer.
By comparison, the average length of unemployment
nationally is 26.8 weeks, with most people earning wages
in a new position averaging approximately 15% lower than
their previous employment.
Length of Unemployment Earnings After Unemployment
RESOURCE SPOTLIGHT : Additional Preschool Opportunities Available Now!
The Kettering School’s Early Childhood Education Grant (also known as Pathfinders
Preschool) was awarded an ADDITIONAL 20 fully-funded preschool openings for children
born between August 1st, 2012 and September 30th, 2013.
If you know of a child born between the dates listed above and paying for preschool would
be difficult for the family, please refer them to Cindy.smith@ketteringschools.org or
Kim.gorman@ketteringschools.org for further information and to see if they qualify for this
free preschool opportunity!
***NEW: Family Engagement Collaborative Monthly Newsletter Link
RESOURCE REQUEST MONTHLY SNAPSHOT:
A Newsletter for the Staff of
Kettering City Schools and The City of Kettering
Youth & Family Community Report
September 29, 2017
Youth & Family Community Resource Coordinator
The objective of the Youth & Family Community Resource
Coordinator is to promote the partnerships between schools and
parents/guardians that enable children to learn, achieve and
develop socially and emotionally.
The program began on July 19, 2017 and is already proving
to be a great resource for families in the City of Kettering.
DID YOU KNOW? 41 FAMILIES RECEIVED
ONE-ON-ONE GUIDANCE SINCE JULY!
MAKING-A-DIFFERENCE MONTHLY SPOTLIGHT:
A growing number of Kettering residents are living without proper household goods
and furnishings due to being displaced through no fault of their own. Families can be
displaced due to any number of reasons, including fire, domestic violence or
unsuitable living conditions. Programs exist to provide furniture to families in need,
but there are often more requests than furniture available, and the wait times to
receive furniture can often be long.
The Kettering Family in Need program was initiated during the month of September
as a pilot with the Kettering City School District to help with this growing issue. Emails were
sent out indicating the number of families requesting assistance and the specific furniture
needed. Any staff member having the furniture and wishing to donate could reply. The
response was overwhelming!!
In many cases, the staff member personally delivered the furniture to the family during the
evening or weekend hours. Four Kettering families were provided with essential furniture
including beds, bedding, dining room furniture, living room furniture
and even a stove!
The pilot proved to be a win-win. A number of staff members were
only too happy to find a loving home for the furniture, and the
families served were filled with gratitude and appreciation for the
wonderful sense of support in the community in which we all live
and/or work. The hope is to expand this program to other schools
in Kettering and throughout the city as a whole.
RESOURCE SPOTLIGHT : The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the
2018-2019 school year opens October 1. Parents of current high school seniors can apply
online at: FAFSA on the Web. Know of a family needing assistance with filling out the
FAFSA application? Please send a referral using the link below.
RESOURCE REQUEST MONTHLY SNAPSHOT:
A Newsletter for the Staff of
The Kettering City Schools and The City of Kettering
Youth & Family Community Report
August 31, 2017
Youth & Family Community Resource Coordinator
The City of Kettering and the Kettering City Schools are pleased to
announce the addition of a Youth & Family Community Resource
Coordinator, supporting families and students at all grade levels
throughout the City of Kettering. The objective is to promote the partnerships
between schools and parents/guardians that enable children
to learn, achieve and develop socially and emotionally.
The program began on July 19, and is already proving to be
a great resource for our families in the Kettering City School
District, at Ascension, St. Albert, and St. Charles Catholic
Schools, at Alter High School and at the Dayton STEM
School. The expressions of gratitude received from the
families of Kettering are best summarized by this comment:
“What an amazing resource. You are bringing me so much hope.”
DID YOU KNOW? 20 FAMILIES RECEIVED ONE-ON-ONE
GUIDANCE SINCE JULY!
MAKING-A-DIFFERENCE MONTHLY SPOTLIGHT:
A working single mother of three young children was having a difficult
time affording child care. Our Youth & Family Community Resource
Coordinator was able to connect her with an organization offering
grants to assist with childcare costs. She qualified for assistance
based on her income and family size, which helped her to reduce her
childcare expenses from $375/month to $60/month.
RESOURCE SPOTLIGHT:
HEAP winter enrollment begins September 1st. If you know of a family needing assistance with
utilities or a disconnection notice, please use the referral link at the bottom of the page below.
RESOURCE REQUEST MONTHLY SNAPSHOT: