Head Start Behavior Support (PICCA)
135 East Corwin Street, Circleville, OH 43113 – 740.474.9544
An intervention assistance team creates individual plans for Head Start students identified as needing additional assistance with social-emotional development issues. The team is comprised of the behavior specialist, Head Start staff, and parents. As a result of this program, 90% of students with a plan are better able to regulate emotions and behaviors, establish and sustain positive relationships, and cooperatively and constructively participate in group.
2017 Education Investment %: 18.6
Preschool (Pickaway County Family YMCA)
440 Nicholas Drive, Circleville, OH 43113 – 740.477.1661
Providing accredited, full-day educational programming for children ages 3 to 5, the program focuses on school readiness, health and fitness, diversity, and valuing education. During the 2014-2015 school year, 92% of students finished the year with state-mandated pre-K reading and information processing skills; 89% passed the state-monitored social skills tests to enter kindergarten.
2017 Education Investment %: 52.7
School-Based Mentoring (South Central Ohio Big Brothers Big Sisters)
173 West Second Street, Chillicothe, OH 45601 – 800.888.6335/740.773.2447
Matching positive high school students in strong one-to-one relationships with children at middle and elementary schools, the program helps struggling students improve their developmental assets, life skills and academic performance, ultimately leading them to high school graduation. At the end of the 2014-2015 school year, 88% of participants reported improvement in at least two of six outcome; 77% reported improvement in three of six areas.
2017 Education Investment %: 5.6
Traditional Scouting (Simon Kenton Council, Boy Scouts of America)
807 Kinnear Road, Columbus, OH 43212 – 614.436.7200
Through weekly meetings and community service projects, the program positively impacts graduation rates, post high school educational enrollment, general levels of engagement within the family structure, instances of unruly behavior in school, and substance abuse.
2017 Education Investment %: 3.9