Network Teams

Early Childhood

The early formative years from birth to age five are a once in a lifetime opportunity to develop the foundational learning and social skills critical to a child's future academic and life success. Research indicates that a child's brain is growing most rapidly from birth to age three, with 90% of brain growth completed by...

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Early Literacy

Third grade is a critical year when children transition from learning to read to reading to learn. Reading proficiency by the 3rd grade is one of the most important predictors of future academic achievement, high school graduation and career success, yet many NWLA children are missing this crucial milestone. Literacy disparities during the early grades...

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Middle Grade STEM

Science.Technology.Engineering.Math - all components that make up our Middle Grade STEM team. In northwest Louisiana, only 57 percent of sixth graders are proficient in math. On the other end of the spectrum, more than 63 percent of sixth grade students are proficient in science. Middle Grade Math proficiency is a gatekeeper subject for post-secondary training....

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Youth Citzenship

This team focuses on students in middle and high school with projects designed to address persistent opportunity gaps faced by disadvantaged youth. Goals include keeping kids in school and on track, high school graduation and reducing youth violence. These are key principles of the White House’s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative launched in 2014, adopted by...

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Workforce Development

Post-secondary training and education are critical for young adults to prepare for a career and successfully enter the workforce. Our goal is to improve post-secondary enrollment, post-secondary completion, and employment for ages 16-24, so that all young adults in our community "thrive by 25” thereby enhancing economic vitality. Collaborative Action Projects: Develop a marketing toolkit...

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