United Way of Greater Lorain County

231 Go!

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231 Go! is a Community Collaborative of eight organizations from the nonprofit, government, and education sectors that support intermediate and middle school students living in South Lorain with wrap-around services both inside and outside of the school environment.

The goal of the 231 Go! Community Collaborative is to have a community where all 5th through 8th grade students who reside in South Lorain are supported in developing key communication and life skills to help avoid specific risky behaviors - such as smoking, drinking and violence - ultimately leading to safer schools and positive social environments that improve both educational and social outcomes.

Specific strategies include implementing the AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) curriculum to 8th graders in Lorain City Schools, linking the AVID students with tutors and mentors during the school day, aligning risky behavior avoidance instruction and messaging within the school and outside the school, fostering volunteerism through multiple community-based after school and weekend programs and offering supports to help strengthen the parental role in the home and with academics.

231 Go! Collaborative partners:
•    Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Lorain County
•    El Centro de Servicios Sociales
•    Girl Scouts of Northeast Ohio
•    Lorain City School District
•    Lorain County Community College
•    Lorain County Volunteer Connection
•    Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority
•    United Way of Greater Lorain County

 

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