As of August 1st, you can go and cast your vote for the S.A.F.E. TEAM video as part of the American Airlines and SCORE Association contest. Help us make it to the finals to win over $50k in tickets, advertising and promotion. Vote every day for the S.A.F.E. TEAM video. Checkout the following press releases to learn more.
As we start programs throughout the country focused on our mission to "support family engagement and a safe-learning environment in every school so all students can achieve academic succe", our staff learns about and views many education models setup within school communities. Every school community has different variables/challenges and need to adjust accordingly so students can achieve academic success. Through America's Promise Alliance and the Grad Nation Summit in 2011, we learned of the organization Communities in Schools(CIS). As we followed CIS on Facebook since the Summit, we saw this diagram that describes the work they do within a school community.
The first thing that popped out to several of our team members is the number of resources it takes to support students. In some communities, these services are readily available because their families have the finances and/or prior education to personally support them or will seek out the services. Within several school communities, many of these services are not easily accessed. We challenge you to understand the needs of your school community and how you can support them and their vision so each student may graduate and become a productive citizen of the USA.
As part of this vision, we invite you engage families by starting a S.A.F.E. TEAM program in your district's schools.
The CIO for S.A.F.E. TEAM, Scott Huse, was recently published in Campus Safety magazine. If your school already has or is planning to have a volunteer background check policy, review Scott's article and pass it on to your school leadership. There are many points to consider when devising this type of policy.
This article just published in the Menifee section of the North County Times in California. We love to hear the vision of Principal Resnick, "We're asking 870 parents to give one day each."
How do you put in to words what your organization or company purpose or mission? Sure, we have our one-liner,
"S.A.F.E. TEAM is a school-based program that actively engages family and community members to support personal responsibility, safety and education by volunteering for one day all day on campus."
Sometimes that is all another person needs to hear and then they want to view your website. Then there are those that want to see it in black and white. For those of you who are out there, here's a quick summary of the S.A.F.E. TEAM program. link Don't forget to checkout our Value of S.A.F.E. TEAM also. link
Here's a how to video on promoting to a class of elementary students so they will follow through with bringing back their Family Event invitation. Do you feel the passion and excitement? If you want boring, watch the principal on Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
Stakeholders defined: a person, group or organization with an interest in a project.
Have you defined who the stakeholders are in your community. It is important to know how your idea, program or organzation will impact your community and who you need on your team that will receive value from your efforts. Checkout the Value of S.A.F.E. TEAM stakeholders report.
Join host Sherri Wilson, AL PIRC Director, as she interviews Scott Huse, the Chief Inspirational Officer of S.A.F.E. TEAM (Schools And Families Engaged).