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Granite Uniting to Improve Development and Education (GUIDE)

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Salt Lake County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $380,098)

Granite United to Improve Development and Education (GUIDE) will fund the development of remediation and tutoring programs for at-risk youth at the Granite School District's (GSD) eight traditional high schools. The purpose of GUIDE is to provide an alternative setting within Granite School District's eight high schools for students at risk of social and academic failure. Students will learn life, study, and social skills and focus on academic core subjects as they prepare to return to the regular school environment. The intent is to help at-risk students avoid assignment to off-site alternative settings or out-of-school suspension. The target population is GSD students who fall below standards of behavior, attendance, and academics. GUIDE will comprise two activities, Schools for Success (SFS) and Students Taking Action and Responsibility Together (START). SFS is a life, study, and social skills class. START is an academic program with a shortened school-day, non-traditional schedule, small class-sizes, and a focus on core subjects. Students may participate in one or both. By increasing at-risk students' social, study, and life skills and helping them succeed in a regular school; GUIDE will increase their chances of remaining part of the social mainstream. Inclusion and integration in a positive social context will reduce their odds of descending into delinquency and crime. The goals and objectives of the program are: 1) increase attendance of students enrolled in the SFS and START programs; 2) decrease the number of students in the program who are suspended; 3) increase the student's scores on language arts, mathematics and social studies tests and 4) increase the number of meetings between the students, parents and teachers quarterly. GUIDE evaluators will measure progress toward objectives using extant data (attendance, enrollment, behavior, etc.) and project instruments (surveys, etc.). NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 24, 2008