(pictured: Huckleberry Staff)
The CA Board of State and Community Corrections Violence Intervention and Prevention Grant Program has awarded substantial funding totaling $446,000 to
Huckleberry's Project READY
Project READY (Reconnecting, Educating, and Achieving Dreams for Youth) ensures that 8th graders with behavioral or truancy issues successfully transition to high school. A key component of the new, two-year grant will be program evaluation - measuring student success in school and social emotional learning.
Recognizing the impact that early intervention and prevention programming can have on
a youth’s life,
Huckleberry's Project READY,
has partnered with Willie L. Brown, Jr. and MLK Middle Schools in San Francisco to identify youth who could benefit from intervention services to improve their academic outcomes and social emotional learning.
The principle behind Project READY is that academic support and social emotional learning/ development delivered through
intensive one-on-one case management and groups, combined with parent support and education,
can improve outcomes for youth exhibiting risk factors
. The program works with youth from the summer before 8th grade through the first semester of 9th grade.
To date, 100% of Project Ready participants have successfully transitioned to high school.