Recruitment and Retention: We will focus on approaching the parents of these special population students. Mainly we will be holding an initial first meeting for all the parents/guardians of these students at the individual schools. At this meeting we will be explaining the goals and objectives we hope to accomplish during these weekly sessions. We will introduce them to the staff who will be assisting during the program (some of which are already working with these students at the school, PSWs, EAs). The leadership students will also be present at the meeting. The parents/guardians will be able to meet with the leadership student who will be matched up with their child. This allows the participant and parents/guardians to meet the volunteer who will be working with them one on one at the weekly session. During the year, we will be providing the students and their parents/guardians with a weekly newsletter outlining the previous weekâ€™s activities, and the successes of the programâ€™s participants. Every month we will provide a monthly calendar displaying and providing the participant and their parents/guardians information about what events and experiences are coming up during that month.
Human Resources: We will be working along- side the student leadership class at the respective schools, to buddy up with each participant (providing one-on-one interaction). There will also be 2-5 staff members who work in the classroom with the students on a daily basis. There will also be a designated club programmer for each school, who will be sending out the weekly newsletters. This club programmer
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