Governor Paul R. The Teen Trendsetters Excellence Award is given to mentors who provide outstanding leadership and service, particularly with helping their mentees read on grade level. After successfully piloting Teen Trendsetters in Windham, Maine, during andthe Barbara Bush Foundation this past year expanded the program to 20 schools throughout Maine.
When you look at the data, it is clear that more of us need to get involved in helping our young children learn to read. Florida student achievement data reflect the national picture that shows almost half of students in the United States are having serious reading difficulties. Bush says that the inability to read proficiently remains the most compelling reason why children in Florida struggle through their school years.
The program pairs high school students with second and third-graders for one-on-one weekly mentoring sessions. The goal is to help at-risk mentees who are at least six-months behind their peers in reading skills and to nurture the volunteer spirit among youth leaders. The teens received training in reading mentoring and leadership skills at the beginning of the school year before helping the younger students with weekly mentoring sessions focused on reading proficiency and other educational activities.
The Mott Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that are working to strengthen our hometown of Flint and communities around world. This grant will support the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy to work in conjunction with the statewide afterschool networks to increase early literacy interventions through afterschool programs. This project will include: 1 working with the statewide afterschool networks to share promising practices and curricula among the afterschool field; 2 hosting a Barbara Bush Foundation roundtable for early literacy in afterschool; and 3 developing and disseminating information on successful elements of early literacy in afterschool, including on the Teen Trendsetters literacy mentorship program.
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Students who enter the program sign a contract with their parents to read to them at least twice a week. Mentees are assigned a teen mentor who meets with them weekly, working together to improve reading. Mentees also receive a home library over the course of the school year.
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The budget review identifies appropriations that circumvent transparency and accountability standards in public budgeting. The Florida Legislative Session is over. Lawmakers approved bills this year, setting a record for the fewest bills passed at least sinceand likely long before that.