Led by our local neighborhood public schools and educational partners, the BPNN Education Committee leverages existing community partnerships to promote academic success among Brighton Park students. Recognizing that youth’s academic achievement is integrally connected to their psychosocial needs, our work is grounded in a community school model that positions public schools as hubs where students, families, and the community at large can access a range of resources that promote their holistic well-being. In accordance with this community school model, our Education Committee focuses on the following initiatives:
- Providing after-school and summer enrichment and academic support programming for Brighton Park students and families
- Offering social-emotional support to Brighton Park students through school-based counseling and case management services
- Facilitating opportunities for parent leadership and engagement
- Expanding access to early childhood education services
- Sara Haas, Principal at Brighton Park Elementary
- Through our collective efforts, the Freshman on Track rate reached 86.7%.
- We provided mental health counseling to 178 students, of whom 70% attained one of their treatment goals.
- 1,873 students participated in after school programs, of whom 58% demonstrated improved academic achievement.
- 64 parent mentors supported students and teachers at our neighborhood schools.
- We supported 26 students in accessing college or other certificate programs.
- 1,678 students participated in early childhood education services.