Going home alone, hanging out on campus alone, joining a. Over 1. 50 students at three middle schools in North. Richland Hills, Texas choose the first option daily. In 1. 99. 4, North. Richland Hills, like many other cities around the country, began.
This growing. crisis was no longer limited to inner cities, but indiscriminately began. The. City of North Richland Hills wanted to be a part of the solution by. How it Started The Birdville Independent School.
District, Mayor and Council approved the Parks and Recreation Department's. The first tool used in developing the pilot was. Four hundred and fifty. Perhaps the most significant and.
Secondly, 9. 0% of the teens. This information. City's Parks and Recreation Department had an opportunity to play an. Program Design & Creative.
Content. The program today has evolved into one that is. Approach Toward Engaging Youth.
Participants. Probably the most important component in. It is imperative that staff and instructors be 'youth. Students assist in program development. A Teen. Advisory Board meets regularly to discuss new programs and fund- raising. Specialized instructors are hired to teach art programs. The other. important aspect of the program is the voluntary involvement of each. Teachers volunteer to assist, which enhances the relationship.
An incentive system provides points for. At the end. of each six weeks, those students with the most points are awarded with. The incentive program takes into consideration behavior. Prevention strategies include. Needs assessments and.
Child development components. These components are applied to. Theater arts, music and the visual arts. The arts serve as a catharsis for self- expression and. Evidence of Positive Impact. Each of the school sites have documented a.
CITY OF NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, TX Mayor Charles Scoma. The Edge - Teen After School Program. Imagine this: Middle school students ages 11-14 staying after school not because they have to - but because they want to.
Conversely, attendance records have improved. At- risk students. They didn't belong to. Now, instead of. feeling disconnected and alone, they have place where they are accepted. Role of Mayor & City Government. The Mayor and City Council supported the. Funding was allocated for the first pilot.
Since 1. 99. 4, the Mayor and council have committed nearly $5. Community Wide. Support. The community has seen the benefits and. As stated earlier, many organizations and businesses. Parents are relieved that their children are safe until they. Teachers are appreciative of the opportunity to interact with the students in a fun.
The community is pleased because crime rates. Businesses appreciate the opportunity to give something. Financing The City of North Richland Hills. General Fund, Parks and Recreation . Students also develop.
An independent school district consisting of 20 elementary schools, 7 middle schools and 4 high schools. Its territory is located in Tarrant County Texas, in the vicinity of Fort Worth. The district covers all or part of the. North Richland Hills, TX. Kumon’s after-school academic enrichment program.