Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Project Success - a Membership Program at Port Richmond High School

Project Success Overview

Project Success is an after-school program designed to help seventy five (75) Port Richmond High School students improve their attendance and academic performance. Our talented staff works with these students to help them develop the motivation, skills and confidence they need to successfully complete their high school education.

Each Project Success participant receives a Personal Advocate, who monitors their attendance and academic performance and offers counseling to help our members overcome obstacles. Members are required to participate in “Productive Time” where they receive tutoring and homework help. They also participate in after school classes such as Career Development, Youth Council, Urban Art, and Step Dancing among others.
Our Accomplishments

The 2005-06 school year represented our 2nd year at Port Richmond and we are proud of the many accomplishments that we achieved.

  • Our Executive Youth Council did a great job creating the first Project Success youth developed newsletter, assisting with our first year book, planning the end of the year Recognition Ceremony and strategizing with the school’s administration.
  • In partnership with Port Richmond teachers and students, we were able to provide tutoring and homework help to our Project Success members.
  • We won a “Promising Practice” award from The After School Corporation (TASC) for our Personal Advocate model.
  • We showed our school spirit by marching in the St. Patrick’s Day parade for the 2nd year.
  • We offered more outside activities for members such as our Career and Education fair, college tour to Delaware State University, ice skating, Great Adventure and roller skating.
  • We provided 14 students with summer employment.

Student Eligibility

While Project Success is for any Port Richmond student that wants to participate, the program is supported by Attendance Improvement Dropout Prevention (AIDP) funds. Therefore, we also target students who have between 27 and 75 days absent during the previous school year or have more than 15 days absent the previous semester.

How to Refer

If you know someone who is interested and could benefit from joining Project Success please contact the

Site Coordinator Dawn Rannie-White, LMSW.

Days of Operation: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday

Hours: 2pm to 6m

Office: B152

Telephone: (718) 273-3600 extension 1521 or (718) 947-4120

Mail: “Project Success” mail box in the main office

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