Super Stars Literacy students who attend program regularly will demonstrate accelerated growth equivalent to one academic year's progress on essential literacy indicators.
Super Stars Literacy students who attend program regularly will demonstrate significant growth in at least one essential skill area of social-emotional development.
Caregivers of Super Stars Literacy students who attend the program regularly will engage in literacy based activities with their children during program-provided opportunities.
Using Read Alouds, Super Stars Literacy Group Leaders model social behaviors and encourage students to understand social-emotional problems and develop empathy. Our curricula (including Kidzlit, Second Step, and Tribes) explore themes of pro-social behavior, impulse control and anger management. Children are encouraged to express their feelings and grapple with their fears and concerns through discussion, drama, art, movement and writing.
Super Stars Literacy currently provides early literacy and social/emotional development programming at the following East San Francisco Bay Area school sites:
Hayward Promise Neighborhood: Starting in the fall of 2012, SSL will provide its programming at Harder and Park elementary schools in Hayward as part of the new Promise Neighborhood federal grant project. One of only five such grantees nationwide, the Hayward Promise Neighborhood project (led by California State University, East Bay) is designed to dramatically improve educational opportunities for children and youth living in the economically disadvantaged Jackson Triangle neighborhood of South Hayward, by providing cradle-to-career services that improve the educational achievement and healthy development of children. The project is modeled after the Harlem Children's Zone, which was created to give that New York City neighborhood's children the social and educational boost they need to rise out of poverty.
Oakland Literacy Coalition: Super Stars Literacy continue to be a lead partner in the Oakland Literacy Coalition (OLC), a collaborative of literacy service providers brought together by Brian Rogers, Executive Director of the Rogers Family Foundation. The OLC's goal is to bring comprehensive, coordinated literacy development from pre-school to 3rd grade to under-resourced East Oakland elementary/pre-school sites. At our Brookfield and Reach sites, SSL provides our program as part of the OLC's "Literacy Zone" collaborative model, working in concert with school staff, volunteers, and other literacy service providers to ensure that all students achieve 3rd grade reading proficiency.
Oakland Reads 2020: SSL is a participant in another OLC collaborative, Oakland Reads 2020, a citywide campaign aimed at dramatically increasing the number of Oakland children who are reading successfully by the year 2020. Oakland Reads 2020 is a chapter of the National Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, which aims to significantly improve 3rd grade reading proficiency.