Check out this video from Need to Know on PBS about Philadelphia’s Project U-Turn and their efforts to re-engage out-of-school youth, including their re-engagement center, which opened in 2008.
One of the most important elements of the D2 Center program is the YAN, short for Youth Academic Navigator. A YAN is an advocate for the student who connects with them frequently to see how they are doing academically, specifically checking in on credit accrual, attendance, and progress towards a high school diploma.
Our Numeracy: Fundamentals and Connections elective credit course starts this Monday, June 11. The class, taught by certified teachers Jackie Thomas and Donna Trout, runs for 3 weeks from 2-5 PM. This is a great opportunity to sharpen your math skills and earn a credit in a short time period.
This Thursday, D2 Center students who participate in the Careers and Community Engagement Class will visit the award-winning Grey Plume restaurant to learn about culinary careers. Our host for the workshop is Chef and Owner Clayton Chapman, who will give a brief Grey Plume overview and then bring students into the kitchen to make lunch.
Our partners over at Child Saving Institute have shared this positive profile of one of our students and her case manager, Tricia Wagner, on their blog. The D2 Center partners with the Building Bright Futures Early Childhood Services (ECS) Teen & Young Parent program (TYPP) to serve pregnant and parenting students in our program. ECS in turn partners with four agencies in the community: Child Saving Institute, Visiting Nurse Association, Lutheran Family Services, and Nebraska Children’s Home Society to support these students in various ways.
Here at the D2 Center, we view summer as a time for good weather, fun outside, maybe some travel, and… the perfect opportunity to catch up on elective credits! This summer the D2 Center is offering four classes for students who need elective credits toward their high school diploma – please see our schedule below.