ELEVATE Coweta Students was created with a simple purpose:
Poverty prevents many students from reaching their full potential in many aspects of life. ELEVATE Coweta Students alleviates some of these issues for students and their families by providing help with food, short term housing, clothes, school supplies, etc.
Many students struggle with forms of anxiety and depression. Our site coordinators act as a back up to school counselors when the need arises. We offer a safe place for students to come where they can talk and truly be listened to by a caring adult. We give them a place to decompress when they get overwhelmed and cannot concentrate in their regular classroom.
We strive to give students a secondary, non traditional space to concentrate on school work and to receive one on one help when needed. When students are allowed to come and get the help that they need catching up on their school work in this setting, we see an overall increase in our students attendance, better behavior and better grades throughout the school year.
During the school year, Site Coordinators work with students on different life skills such as:Good manners, How to speak to each other and to people in authority,how to dress for success,how to write a resume, interview skills ,etc. We want our students to be successful not only in school, but also in the community around them.
ELEVATE Coweta Students will work to connect students in school and out of school with out-of-school enrichment programs, career training and college prep activities.