November 8, 2005

XY-Zone program

The Communities In Schools organization in central Texas has an amazing program called the "XY-Zone." This grant funded program is "addressing the personal, academic and social needs of young men ages 13-18 at Crockett and Lanier High Schools. The XY-Zone project goals are for male students to: Remain in school and improve academic performance; Improve behaviors and critical thinking regarding personal future, women, community; Stop or reduce risk-taking behavior; Increase the mindset of the importance personal responsibility and accountability.

The funds underwrite two full-time case workers, one for each campus, to work specifically with 50 male youth at each school. It also covers field trips, community service projects and other enrichment activities.

What a great concept and model for your community. Donald Bentz is one of the coordinators if you'd like more information. Contact him at: dbentz@cisaustin.org

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