Belonging. Provision. Trust. Confidence.
Community Meeting Toolkit
Scholarship Prep is making a dramatic and lasting impact on all students, especially those in underserved populations. Our Community Meeting toolkit is a model of innovative practice (MIP) created to better identify, support and serve our student population experiencing homelessness.
Meeting the Needs of Students Experiencing Homelessness
As a trauma-informed school, we knew that our students experiencing homelessness needed a welcoming environment, trusted adults and peers, explicit opportunities to learn and practice coping skills, and their basic needs met.
The five components of our Community Meeting toolkit are meeting these needs.
Benefits of Community Meeting
Implementing the Community Meeting toolkit organization-wide has had a significant impact on Scholarship Prep.
Improved Student Outcomes
Implementing our model of innovative practice (MIP) has undeniably played a crucial role in elevating our students’ outcomes.
Scholarship Prep’s students experiencing homelessness scored higher than the state average in ELA and Math.
Scholarship Prep’s youth affected by homelessness have a lower Chronic Absenteeism Rate.
Conditions and Climate
Scholarship Prep’s housing insecure youth have a lower suspension rate and increased student satisfaction with school staff and programs.
Meet the Scholarship Prep Community:
Four Campuses in Three Counties
Serving our Students Experiencing Homelessness
Identifying & Supporting Youth Affected by Homelessness
Leading with Love
Identifying and Supporting Students and Families Experiencing Homelessness
We Connect Youth Experiencing Homelessness with Wraparound Services
While benefiting from the tools and provisions available through the implementation of Community Meeting, students and families not yet identified as experiencing homelessness began to feel comfortable sharing their experiences with our trusted teachers, administrators, and staff. As a result, the number of students identified as eligible for services skyrocketed.
Source: Data Quest
- 2018-2019: 1 Homeless Student Identified .2% .2%
- 2019-2020: 39 Homeless Students Identified 8% 8%
- 2020-2021: 101 Homeless Students Identified 20% 20%
- 2021-2022: 111 Homeless Students Identified 21.4% 21.4%
By increasing the identification of housing insecure youth, we provide additional support to families, including medical/dental/vision assistance, food assistance, wifi and internet access, mental health supports, and transportation.