Even though the Youngstown Early College (YEC) was awarded the highest rating in the state's report card system - an "Excellent", meeting 11 of 12 indicators and a performance index of 103.9 out of 120 - the city's school district as a whole did not fare as well.
While I am curious as to what percentage of city residents actually have children of school-attending age, the desire to make life better for the kids of our city should come as a responsibility to all city residents, if not everyone in the metro region.
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now an open question, looking for honest answers:
so besides paying our property taxes, what can we as private citizens do to improve the education and well-being of children that are growing up in the city?
I'm looking for ways individuals can help.
I'm looking for names and programs and suggestions such that people that come to this blog in the future will see outstanding solutions in the "comments" section.
big brothers-big sisters?