Attendance + Engagement = Success
The Cleveland Browns and Columbus Crew Stay In The Game! Program focuses on student attendance, engagement equates to success in the classroom. Student success starts with attendance and engaged learning, either in person or remotely. Students who are absent from school or remote education experiences miss important learning opportunities, which can be difficult, or even impossible, to make up. The mission of the Stay in the Game! Keep Learning, Every Day Network (the Stay in the Game! Network) is to prioritize attendance by connecting its users to resources aimed at tackling chronic absenteeism.
A Network Approach to Improving Attendance
The Stay In The Game! Organization focuses on the power of Networking with unique partners and collaborators who join together to solve challenges and better support Ohio's most vulnerable students. Prior to the statewide Network's launch, individual partners and collaborators were working separately to improve student attendance and reduce chronic absenteeism.
The Stay in the Game! Network unites partners and collaborators to leverage individual strengths—such as deploying attendance-focused campaigns, sharpening school improvement plans, launching specific attendance strategies, and evaluating the impact of those strategies—to better support Ohio's schools and districts through collective impact.
Licking Heights is one of 17 partners in The Stay in the Game! Network to support student attendance initiatives, including a community-wide campaign, resulting in increased student attendance. These partnerships benefited more than 150,000 students across the state of Ohio.
A student who misses as few as two days of school a month is considered chronically absent. Ohio's current rate of chronic absenteeism is nearly 17 percent — or approximately 260,000 students. Over the next 10 years, the Stay in the Game! Network seeks to cut that rate in half — to 8.5 percent, or approximately 130,000 students. While this goal might seem ambitious, it is certainly worthwhile considering the risks associated with chronic absenteeism.
For more information regarding the Stay In The Game! Initiative at Licking Heights please see the links below: