What's the value of a volunteer?
According to the Independent Sector website (www.independentsector.org/
volunteer_time/) a volunteer in Pennsylvania is worth $20.86 per hour.
Between July 1, 2011 and March 31, 2012 the York County Truancy Prevention Initiative has had 157 volunteers who served a total of 934 hours. That's a overwhelming total of $19,483.24 worth of volunteer time.
Thank you to each one of you who has volunteered your time and effort to the York County Truancy Prevention Initiative. The value of a volunteer is truly INvaluable.
The mission of the York County Truancy Prevention Initiative is to reduce
the truant population in York County by establishing a protocol for
improved communication, instituting a consistent response to
this issue, and initiating interventions.
•On average, 82% of York County students in Check & Connect have reduced their unexcused absences.•In the past five years, York County’s statewide truancy ranking has improved from 9th to the 21st highest.•The dropout rate for York County in the 2010-2011 school year was 1.45%, or 467 students.•Students who drop out of high school are eight times more likely to be in prison.
•35% of current York County inmates did not graduate from high school.
•The annual cost to hold truancy hearings in all of the 19 Magistrates’ Offices in 2010-2011 was $130,460.16.
- First year of Youth Court Alliance data now available
- Doctor's Quiz
- YCTPI Wins the Louis J. Goffman Award
- YCTPI Wins Non-Profit Innovation Award
- Our Youtube video entry to the 2012 YorIT Social Venture Challenge
In March 2012 York, PA’s Stock and Leader law firm put together a short video highlighting its community involvement and initiatives. Attorneys at Stock and Leader have been instrumental in the development and growth of the York County Truancy prevention Initiative so we were happy to let them have a glimpse of one of the Youth Court Alliance hearings. We thank Tom Shorb for his help in starting the Prevention Initiative, in general, and for his current involvement on the Advisory Committee. Another attorney, Gareth Pahowka, helped develop and deliver the training given to the Youth Court Alliance members at William Penn Senior High School in the School District of the City of York Thank you Stock and Leader!
- Blast from the Past