From learning difficulties to family crises to depression – there are many different reasons why students struggle in school. When these struggles become overwhelming, a student’s health and safety are at risk, as well as the likelihood of successfully finishing school. Fortunately, in Butler County, hundreds of at-risk high school students daily move closer to graduation and a more promising future thanks to the School Based Support Services program partnership between LifeSpan and local schools. School Based Support Workers are employees of LifeSpan but work on-site in schools. They support students in several ways including:
The LifeSpan School Based Support Services team annually surveys staff and students at the schools it serves to find out if the program is making a significant impact. Consistently almost 100% of the surveys show that the program makes a positive difference in terms of student attendance, behavior and academic progress.