Educational Institutions

Danbury Schools & Business Collaborative

  • Danbury, CT
  • http://www.dsabcmentors.org/

Mission Statement

DSABC Mission :To Help Danbury Public School Students Achieve Personal and Academic Success.

The Mission is Accomplished by:
Doing school based mentoring through collaboration
Fostering cooperation among businesses, the community, the Danbury Board of Education and the Danbury Public Schools

Statement of Values

1. Collaboration between public schools, business & the community
2. Positive role models
3. Student achievement, personal and academic
4. Self-esteem as a vehicle to academic success
5. Successful transition into post-secondary education, workforce and society
6. Life-long learning
7. Volunteerism

Main Programs

  1. DSABC School Based Mentoring

ruling year

2001

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Mary Arconti Gregory

Keywords

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mentoring, education, workforce preparedness, youth development

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Also Known As

Dsabc

EIN

06-1590417

 Number

7129693650

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

(Educational Services and Schools - Other) (B90)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

DSABC School Based Mentoring

The DSABC Mentor Program is a school based program that matches a supportive and caring adult who assist students to succeed in school by developing a one on one relationship. Mentors serve as a positive adult role model providing moral support and encouragement.

The objective of the mentor program is to improve academic performance, attendance, behavior, attitude toward school, and most importantly, self-esteem and motivation. The long-term goal is dropout prevention.

Category

K-12 (5-19 years)

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Adults

None

Budget

$90,000.00

Charting Impact

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  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    The overall goal of the DSABC mentoring program is to have participating students show improvement in behavior for which they are referred, such as, behavior, self esteem, social skills, attendance, academic performance resulting with successful completion of high school and post-secondary plans.

    The objective of the mentor program is to improve academic performance, attendance, behavior, attitude toward school, and most importantly, self-esteem and motivation. The long-term goal is to have mentees achieve their highest individual potential while in school and into young adulthood, which may be evidenced by but not limited to improvement in behavior for which they were referred into the program, resulting in successful graduation and transition into post-secondary employment and/or educational
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    1. Recruit and retain high quality mentors primarily from corporate and business partners.

    2. Ensure mentors and referred students have opportunity to establish positive relationship and set goals.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    Milestones-Predictors of Success

    Steps Behaviors(Milestones)
    1) Referrals from school 1) Commitment to participate from student/parent (permission slip)


    2) Match with a mentor 2) Introduction is made

    3) Mentor & mentee initial meeting 3) Relationship established (approx 6 wks)

    4) Mentor & mentee identify purpose 4) Set goals for school year

    5) Ongoing weekly meetings 5) Student engaged in interaction with mentor

    6) Established matches complete 6) Progress towards goal
    mid-year survey. New matches followed up
    weeks 4 & 8 by Director
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Mentors are recruited
    Mentors are matched with introduction to student/reasons why student referred
    Mentor/mentee establish relationship/Develop goals
    Mentor/mentee meet weekly
    Mentor is provided timely feedback from school personnel and program director

    Intensity/Duration: DSABC mentoring program runs the duration of each school year, with mentors meeting with their mentees one hour each week. Mentors and mentees often continue in the program for more than 1 year.

    Essential Elements: The establishment of the supportive relationship between mentor & mentee by dual commitment and understanding of the purpose of the relationship.

    Comparative Advantages Over Other Products: The school based program provides a safe environment/atmosphere for both mentee & mentor to establish a positive one-on-one relationship where the focus is solely on the student’s needs. In addition support and collaboration with essential professional school staff ensures unified, multi-faceted approach toward student outcome.

    Delivery Strategy: DSABC receives a continuous stream of referrals from Danbury Public Schools. Once a mentor is matched, we will provide support to the mentor by working with schools in providing adequate space to meet, appropriate communication, and resources.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    Mentors, School Personnel, and Mentees (students) complete end of school year surveys to track progress.

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DANBURY SCHOOL & BUSINESS COLLABORATIVE
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30

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Operations

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Danbury Schools & Business Collaborative

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Principal Officer

Mary Arconti Gregory

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Barbara Stauder

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