Press release report card averages are b's
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Report Card Averages are B’s at the J.C. Coleman Afterschool Program at the Delaware Center
Thirty two report cards were collected at the J.C. Coleman Program, and all averages were B’s. The
variety of opportunities provided to these kids had an impact on their grades.
November 30, 2010 Savannah, GA
The J.C. Coleman Afterschool Program is proud to announce the phenomenal grade accomplishments of
its Afterschool participants. For the first report cards of the school year, 100% of the 32 report cards
turned in showed a B (80-89%) average. Although 51 are enrolled in this Dropout Prevention Program,
these 32 attend regularly.
Why are the results so favorable? Perhaps contributing factors include homework help, tutorials, and a
variety of enrichment activities including science, current events, arts and crafts, media appreciation,
sports and recreation, and literacy. Perhaps the cooking class for select kids, the time in the computer
lab, the motivational speaker who comes every other week, or our nutrition classes held by Second
Harvest every two weeks are helping to boost grades. Perhaps the volunteer work the participants do
for the Mission or the assistance they bring to the residents of the local retirement home when playing
bingo benefit academic achievement. Perhaps the fund-raisers like car washes and spaghetti suppers
engage the students.
Or perhaps the outstanding outcomes are the byproduct of all of the above!
The breakdown of the report card grades is fantastic: language arts 84%, mathematics 81%, social
studies 85%, science 82%, reading 83%, and writing 87%.
The conduct grades are also noteworthy: 34% ranked excellent, 60% ranked satisfactory, and 6% ranked
Evidence supports the fact the J.C. Coleman Afterschool Program at the John S. Delaware Center has
been successful in reaching its goal of helping to improve grades. Exactly how that goal was reached is
unclear: that it was reached is clear. The variety of opportunities available to the Afterschool kids more
than likely helped their grades.
Jo Ann Coleman
The J.C. Coleman Foundation