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File #: 161087    Version:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 11/22/2016 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 1/18/2017
Effective date:    
Title: Substitute resolution relating to establishing a Milwaukee Public Schools and City of Milwaukee Education Initiative incorporating features of the City’s “Be the Change” program.
Sponsors: ALD. ZIELINSKI, ALD. HAMILTON, ALD. BAUMAN, ALD. JOHNSON
Indexes: EDUCATION, MILWAUKEE PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Attachments: 1. Partnership Intent Form, 2. Letter from MPS Superitendent of Schools
Number
161087
Version
SUBSTITUTE 2
Reference

Sponsor
ALD. ZIELINSKI, HAMILTON, BAUMAN AND JOHNSON
Title
Substitute resolution relating to establishing a Milwaukee Public Schools and City of Milwaukee Education Initiative incorporating features of the City’s “Be the Change” program.
Analysis
This resolution establishes a Milwaukee Public Schools and City of Milwaukee Education Initiative. In partnership with Milwaukee Public Schools and other civic organizations, this initiative will provide 75-100 at-risk youth and their families resources incorporating, but not limited to, the goals of the “Be the Change” program. The initiative will be housed at a school to be identified by Milwaukee Public Schools, with the eventual goal of expanding the initiative to other Milwaukee schools.
Body
Whereas, The Common Council is interested in promoting safe and resilient schools; and

Whereas, By its adoption of Common Council Resolution File Number 140602 on September 3, 2014, the City of Milwaukee established the Be the Change Literacy, Leadership and Life Skills program to improve the literacy, leadership, and life skills of Milwaukee’s young people; and

Whereas, Specific goals of the Be the Change Literacy, Leadership and Life Skills program include:

1. Improvement of reading comprehension and English composition skills.

2. Improvement of student confidence and attitudes toward learning.

3. Improvement of school attendance rates among program participants.

4. Lowering of the rates of disciplinary referral, detention and suspension among program participants.

5. Establishing, promoting, and enforcing positive social norms and behavioral standards among participating students through a culturally-relevant rites-of-passage program.

6. Providing opportunities for life-skill development in the areas of health, finance, character, leadership and career readiness.

7. Increasing the levels of community service and civic engagement among participating stu...

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