Strategies on the Ground

STEM High School

The Hughes STEM High School in CPS opened to 300 freshmen in August 2009. The school building includes grades 10-12 (650 students), with STEM-related programs, including Health & Communications Professions and the Cincinnati Academy of Math & Science, Teaching & Technology, and the Zoo Academy. The 2010-11 freshman cohort will add another 350 students to the high school. [...] more about STEM High School

Youth Career Access Network

Youth CAN is a collaborative of more than 20 partners and support organizations that provides education, employment and training, career planning, and support services for youth ages 14 through 24 in Cincinnati and Hamilton County who are from homes with low incomes and who face barriers to success. Members ensure that youth, in and out of school, are involved in meaningful experiences that lead to high school graduation or a general equivalency diploma (GED), postsecondary education or certified training, and ultimately gainful employment. [...] more about Youth Career Access Network

Covington Partners in Prevention

Since 1999, Covington Partners in Prevention has been working to promote positive youth development in collaboration with schools of Covington. The organization began with a focus on preventing youth substance abuse and violence. In 2001 Covington Partners in Prevention expanded its scope to include mental and physical health promotion, family strengthening, and staff training and support. [...] more about Covington Partners in Prevention

SMART Tutoring Network

The SMART Tutoring Network provides awareness of and access to a network of trained, high quality, caring and supportive academic tutors for Cincinnati Public School (CPS) K-8 students. Following the Strive Student’s Roadmap to Success, the Tutoring SSN works to ensure that every elementary student in Cincinnati Public Schools who is receiving tutoring is getting the exact help that he or she needs to establish a successful academic experience from kindergarten through elementary leading to middle school. [...] more about SMART Tutoring Network

Mentoring Works

Mentoring is a strategy for leveraging positive youth development. It is a structured and trusting relationship that brings young people together with caring individuals who offer guidance, support and encouragement aimed at developing the competence and character of the mentee. [...] more about Mentoring Works