Mission: To give every child the foundation for lifelong learning and achievement.
Results: Super Stars Literacy currently serves 470 students at nine schools in the East San Francisco Bay Area (Oakland, Hayward, Richmond, and Antioch). Each year, we measure outcomes related to student literacy skill development, socio-emotional skill development, and parent participation.
2012 outcome results: 71% of students met the program goal of demonstrating accelerated growth equivalent to at least one academic year’s progress on essential literacy indicators.
Socio-emotional Skill-Development: 72% of students met the program goal of demonstrating at least one level of growth in one or more essential skill areas of social-emotional development (Empathy, Impulse Control, and Conflict Resolution).
Family Engagement: 91% of parents/caregivers met the program goal of engaging in literacy based activities with their children during program- provided opportunities.
Target demographics: Low-income K-2nd grade students in the East San Francisco Bay area.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 470
Geographic areas served: East San Francisco Bay Area - currently operating in Oakland and Hayward in Alameda County, and Richmond and Antioch in Contra Costs County.
Programs: SSL provides school-site based literacy intervention for at-risk K-2nd grade students. Intervention takes the form of daily extended learning time instruction, immediately after school dismissal until 5:30 pm, as well as school-day intervention coordinated with the students' school-day teachers. The program includes comprehensive literacy instruction, as well as social skills development.
Super Stars changes lives when it matters most - early! The dedicated staff help underperforming at-risk students in K-2 develop the literacy and social skills needed for lifelong learning and achievement. And there's research that shows that students who cannot read proficiently by 3rd grade continue to lag behind and are unlikely to graduate from high school, which has far reaching consequences on a wide range of issues that our country struggles with today including unemployment and crime.
My parents immigrated to the US with little but instilled in me the value of education. I was lucky enough to go to good schools and be a strong reader at a young age, which made it easier to learn everything else in life. Not everyone else is so lucky, but Super Stars helps gives kids the chance they deserve to have the skills to learn and the chance to control their own destiny.