Elev8 & Together for Tomorrow
WINNER: Together for Tomorrow School Improvement Challenge Winners
Elev8 brings together schools, families and the community in low-income areas to ensure that students succeed in school and in life. Together, we are building communities that value and support youth from birth to young adulthood. Recognizing that strong schools are key to such communities, Elev8:
Extends learning opportunities for students beyond the classroom and traditional school year; Provides high-quality school-based health services to children and their families; Encourages parents to be actively involved in their children's education; and Offers family supports and resources on school campuses designed to promote economic stability, good health and continuing education.
Individually, these components play a pivotal role in children's lives. Elev8 thoughtfully integrates them because we believe an approach that considers the whole child and their family will have the greatest impact.
Elev8 is part of a growing movement of community schools around the country. However, Elev8 looks different in every participating school, as community members identify local needs and create solutions. Students and families become advocates for improving education and expanding access to critical resources in their community.