Expanding Learning Opportunities and Mental Health Supports in 100+ Schools
Say Yes to Education - Partnerships and Wraparound Prevention Services Department
This CMSD department works with Say Yes Cleveland, an outside nonprofit organization that provides tuition scholarships to CMSD graduates and organizes community services that help our students and families overcome barriers to success. Our department oversees Out of School Time programs and fills gaps in mental health services for students, families and staff.
- Expand learning opportunities
- Focus on filling gaps in services and helping scholars and families get the support they need for the students to graduate and be eligible for Say Yes Cleveland college scholarships
- Expand out of school time opportunities and
- Expand mental health prevention programs
Focus on Literacy
Say Yes Out of School Programs help students develop literacy skills in a fun, low-stress environment. The programs also celebrate racial and cultural diversity while encouraging creative expression, problem solving and courageous conversations."Out of School Programs (OSP) have a unique opportunity to bolster students’ learning, develop students’ awareness of literacy as a life skill, and increase student motivation for literacy. "- Terri Purcell, Ph.D.
Literacy Education, Cleveland State University
Yoga class teaches students the importance of being kind to themselves and others: Cleveland’s Promise
May 22, 2023 By Hannah Drown, cleveland.com CLEVELAND, Ohio – The first day back from winter break has been a little rusty so far; Almira’s fifth-grade students seem a little out of practice, after two weeks off from school. But when Ms. Sara Kelly tells them it’s time to kick off their weekly yoga class with their customary rhyme, the class responds in perfect unison.
LeadershipDr. Carol LockhartExecutive Director, Say Yes to Education -- Partnerships and Wraparound Prevention Programs and ServicesRosie Larrea M.EdManager, Say Yes to Education -- Out of School Time Partnerships and Wraparound ServicesZerrine BaileyManager, Say Yes to Education -- Prevention Programs and Wraparound Services