Bob Ivory, Students of PromiseMessage from the Director


Dear Students, Parents, Guardians and Learning Communities:

It is an extreme honor to introduce and implement the Students of Promise Closing the Achievement Gap Initiative in the Cleveland Hts. – University Hts., Garfield Hts., Maple Hts., and Warrensville Hts. School Districts! As a result of a lot of hard work, vision and dedication from numerous people, this Cuyahoga County pilot program will provide targeted students with additional mentors, support, resources, exposure and advocacy towards their success. All of our students have great potential and promise and it is our determination to help bolster achievement in collaboration with each learning community, parents and support systems.

I am pleased and encouraged by the participation of our students thus far, beginning with an engaging Summer Bridge Program and how the students have connected and worked with their Linkage Coordinators since the start of the school year. The Linkage Coordinators, as they work effortlessly with students, parents, teachers, administrators and the community, have done a phenomenal job in helping to meet the academic, social and emotional needs of the Students of Promise. I look forward to an enriching and productive school year where students are gaining confidence, setting and reaching goals, as well as taking pride in their education and surrounding community.

It is my honor to continue to partner with the various learning communities, Cuyahoga County and all who support academic and social excellence. To the Students of Promise, as our Creed states – ‘you are important, you are smart and you can achieve’. That’s what’s up!

Best wishes for the best school year ever and for supporting the Students of Promise.

Bob Ivory, Program Director

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