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Adams 12 Five Star Education Foundation

The FSE Foundation works to develop sustainable resources for our students, developing public/private partnerships, growing funds to pay for programming and experiences and providing career tools directly to students. We can't do this work without you.

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Student Success Incubator Funds

Class

Education 

Beneficiaries

Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)
Children (4-12 years)
Females

Description

The Five Star Foundation believes that teachers and students know the pathway to future success. They just need support and resources. Student Success Incubator Funds INVEST in these results-driven projects designed by students and teachers and walk the path them to TEST, PROVE and SCALE these opportunities. Last year this program funded $60,000 in unique projects proposed by students and staff.

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Evidence of Program's Success

These funds were formally the Five Star Fund, which was a teacher grant program for the district. We have evolved this program to be an INVESTMENT in our students with solid tracking process to measure and grow success. This is the first year of the program

Career Discovery Program

Class

Education 

Beneficiaries

Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)
People/Families with of People with Disabilities

Description

Studies show that exposure to career options early in the educational process help students more readily achieve career success. Working with our business and government partners, we provide programming to immerse students in all aspects of a career field. They can then take this knowledge and choose educational pathways to their future career. We are piloting this program with one business partner and are looking to duplicate it in 3 more fields this year targeting low-income students.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Although a new program for us, career exposure and these types of experiences are proven to help students create pathways to learning that make them ready for their post-secondary experiences. We'll have our first round of results in the summer of 2020.

Five Star Student Career Readiness

Class

Education 

Beneficiaries

Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)
Children (4-12 years)
Females
Males
People/Families with of People with Disabilities

Description

For students to be ready for the workforce, they need skills, training on relevant equipment and certifications necessary to succeed in today's job market. We help students identify WHAT they want to be, what EDUCATION they need to do that and then WHERE they need to go to get that education. We walk this with them every step of the way. The program supports the P-TECH (Pathways in Technology Early College High School), B-TECH (Business Technology Early College High School) and CTE (Career and Technical Education) programs in the district with equipment, partnerships, and certification funding. This program is growing to include mentorships, internships, and apprenticeships that give ALL students a level playing field. We are currently serving almost 500 students in these areas and are looking to double this number.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Our program is new and our first round of results will come out in the summer of 2020. However, we know that we have a 75% employment rate directly after high school for students already completing certification work at Bollman.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) Student Engagement

Class

Employment 

Beneficiaries

Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)
Females
Males

Description

There remains a stigma around vocational training, but some of the most secure and profitable careers are found in the trades. We look to expand the reach of CTE programs and engage more students in classes and opportunities that will open doors to education and careers. We recognize students for their accomplishments as on par with those of their classmates and we create partnerships with businesses who look to employ these students.

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Evidence of Program's Success

In our first year, a career 'playbook' will be created as a pathway to student employment. We will connect students to employers and show solid career pathways for students and their families to understand.

Five Star Capacity Building

Class

Education 

Beneficiaries

Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)
Children (4-12 years)
Teachers

Description

There are so many passionate volunteers in the community that are doing amazing things for their local schools and our students. Together with the district, the foundation discovered that there was no central resource nor leader for parent volunteers, teachers and community members to get information and support for their projects. We fill that need through grant writing workshops, assistance on local school fundraisers and professional support to make sure we are all doing what's best for our students' success. We currently facilitate $200,000 in funding for individual programs through capacity building.

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Evidence of Program's Success

We will work with educators to write over $250,000 in grant application and foster this process in the first year.

Learning Readiness

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Human Services 

Beneficiaries

Children (4-12 years)
Families
Parents
Teachers

Description

Extensive studies show that setting students upon the path to success begins with being ready to learn. This is ensuring students are warm, safe and dry. It means meeting social/emotional benchmarks to be academically successful. A portion of our work focuses on making sure the students we serve are READY for the programs we offer. Some examples of our work are a laundry facility at an alternative high school, social-emotional curriculum for K-5 students at an impacted school and technology to engage students with significant disabilities in a traditional classroom.

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Evidence of Program's Success

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