South Side Pride

South Side Pride is a Community Collaborative expanding our previous work to focus on a broader geographic area to support middle school students in South Elyria with services both inside and outside of the school environment.

Goal: A community where reading and math achievement gaps based on race and household income are eliminated, more youth are eating healthy and engaging in the proper amount of physical activity, less adolescents are engaging in risky behavior such as smoking, drinking and violence, and there is an increased connection between schools and parents.

Initiatives: Targeted literacy programming at Elyria Public Library system locations, in-school health curriculum with protective factors and risk avoidance integrated into coursework, fresh fruits and vegetables being included into expanded summer food programming, and pairing mentors with at-risk youth year-round.

Partners: Catholic Charities | Elyria City Schools | Elyria Parks and Recreation | Elyria Public Library | Horizon Education Centers | The LCADA Way | United Way of Greater Lorain County

Check out this Community Collaborative's latest impact report here.