Strengthening Families (Anne Arundel FY17 and Beyond) - Annual

How Well: % of adolescents (12 - 17) graduating (attending at least 10 of 14 units) - Annual

33%FY 2022

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Story Behind the Curve

FY22 EOY: This was an incredibly tough year for our program vendor. They lost two staff people at the beginning of the calendar year to "the great resignation" and those staff were both trained in SF. They were able to hire new staff to perform the program, but by the time they did and worked on recruitment, they had a harder time getting traction in the community. They offered a couple of larger events for families that then fed into the Strengthening Families program to try to engage additional families but only a small percentage stuck with the program through to graduation. As this is an anomoly for this traditionally high functioning program we will re-evaluate this vendor after FY23 to ensure the program is back on track. 

What Works

We're expanding recruitment efforts for FY20 to engage with programs serving adolescents in an effort to ensure the next cycle includes families with children and youth of all ages. 

Action Plan
  • Expanded recruitment to specifically include partners/programs in the community serving adolescents to increase this population in the FY20 cycle.
  • Partner with several youth programs and services to cross-refer to the benefit of all. 
  • Engaging with staff at two local library branches to identify youth who might benefit from participation and engage their families in advance of FY20 cycle.
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