Day One’s Skillz Summer School – A Success

first_imgCommunity News Day One’s Skillz Summer School – A Success From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 | 5:06 pm Make a comment SKILLZ Summer School is a unique summer learning experience for teens most at risk of dropping out of school or failing to graduate. It takes place between the months of June and July, a time when there are very few scheduled programs for older youth. SKILLZ focuses incoming 9th and 10th grade students who have multiple F grades and provides them with a supportive environment, high expectations and the opportunity to recover elective and academic credits. By completing a mix of life skills workshops and academic classes, students can earn up to ten school credits each. In addition to improving school success, SKILLZ helps increase the students’ confidence, motivation and social skills.How successful is SKILLZ? Here are a few positive findings from the SKILLZ class of 2014:• SKILLZ participants reported increased refusal skills; differences were found from the pre- to the post-survey among the following items:– Say “no” when someone offers you beer, wine, or liquor?– Say “no” when someone offers you marijuana or hashish.– Say “no” when someone offers you glue, paint, gas, or other things youinhale to get high?• Participants reported increased assertiveness and coping skills at the time ofthe post-survey• At the time of the post-survey, participants continued to report positive coping mechanisms when experiencing problems; with fewer participants reporting negative coping mechanisms (i.e., physical/verbal violence and sadness)• When respondents were asked to indicate which action(s) they take when life gets them down:– A significantly higher percentage of respondents indicated they would “talk to a trusted adult”– Fewer students reported they would likely engage in drugs/alcohol use.– Participants showed increases in knowledge of personal management; significantly more students indicated that paying attention to their health even at their age is important.Day One, 175 North Euclid Avenue, Pasadena, (626) 229-9750 or visit More Cool Stuff Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe Community Newscenter_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 11 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Herbeauty12 Signs He’s Ready To Spend The Rest Of His Life With YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Beauty Tips That Make Indian Women So BeautifulHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop 9 Predicted Haircut Trends Of 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website last_img

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