14 Sep Sixers Youth Foundation partners with School District of Philadelphia for SCORE program
The School District of Philadelphia launched its #AttendanceHero initiative on Tuesday at John F. Hartranft School as the Sixers Youth Foundation and key community influencers were on-hand.
#AttendanceHero is designed to encourage students to attend class and improve attendance rates across all Philadelphia public schools. This social campaign directly aligns with the Sixers Youth Foundation’s SCORE (Sixers Creating Opportunities, Resources and Encouragement for Youth) program, which focuses on helping students develop a sense of social and emotional well-being, physical and mental strength.
The SCORE program is a school year long partnership with the School District of Philadelphia’s School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (SWPBIS). SWPBIS is reinforced by a token system that improves student academic and behavioral outcomes using universal language and school-wide behavior expectations. This interactive program will be embedded in three Philadelphia schools, including John F. Hartranft School, and two schools in Camden by the end of the Fall 2017 semester.
Each student participating in SCORE is provided a journal to record healthy behaviors and life success skills, such as daily sleep, hydration, nutrition and time management habits, along with their total bucks earned for demonstrating school specific behavior expectations in identified school settings.
The Sixers Youth Foundation was happy to attend and proudly support not only Hartranft’s past successes, but the incredible goals set forth by Principal Lytle and his team for the 2017-2018 school year. Math Hoops, a Sixers Youth Foundation math enrichment classroom-based program will also be embedded at Hartranft School. In 2018, the Sixers Youth Foundation first-ever outdoor basketball court renovation will be adjacent to the Hartranft School, thanks to the tremendous leadership of Council President Clarke.
This Sixers Youth Foundation programs are just one element of the overall impact the 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization is providing to the Hartranft community. The Sixers sent over 125 employees to the Hartranft School in August for a Project 76 Day of Service. The employees helped pack classroom kits and beautify the school before the start of the new year.
Strong Youth. Strong Communities. Promising Futures. SIXERS STRONG.