Be@School

We believe all students can do well and succeed in school

The Be@School Program objective is to increase youth attendance in school between the ages of 5 -11 years old who attend a public school in Hennepin County and who are at risk of school failure due to an established pattern of absenteeism (within the 89%-85% attendance range within the past school year) and parental disengagement. Services are provided in accordance with the Hennepin County Attorney's Office and school policies. 

Our Goal Is: To improve students' school attendance and increase parental/guardian and family engagement in their children's educational success. The Be@School program supports positive relationships between the family, school and community. 

Outcome Indicators/Measures

  • 70% of referred youth and their families will demonstrate commitment to the importance of school attendance by development of a Family Action Plan within 21 calendar days.
     
  • 80% of all youth with attendance ratio (number of days attended by number of possible days of attendance) will improve by 3%or better following the first three months in the program
     
  • 70% of all youth with attendance ratio (number of days attended by number of possible days of attendance) will improve by 3% or better at the program completion.

Evaluation methods: Attendance records, Participation Agreement, Family Action Plans, Case notes BASIL data system, Parent feedback and CPO Attendance system 

The Be@School Coordinator is Valerie Stevenson who has 30 plus years of working successfully with youth, families and the community. Valerie works with youth, families, schools, community and other community and public institutions to support student's increased attendance in school. Valerie can be reached at 612 977-3253. 

For further information or to inquire about openings, please contact:
Valerie Stevenson, Youth Services Director | valeries@phylliswheatley.org, 612-977-3253