Report: The Red Zone improves academic performance in Youngstown students

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Youngstown City Schools and the Red Zone have been in partnership in order to help students grow and achieve more.

According to a new report, that is exactly what’s happening. 

The report shows that 283 Youngstown City School’s students enrolled in the behavioral health agency.

Of those students, the Red Zone displayed an increase of 16.5 percent in their overall GPA, between the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 academic year. 

With the assistance of the Red Zone, the students’ average 2.4 overall GPA scores increased to an overall GPA of 2.82.

“Many of the roadblocks for students in Youngstown City Schools goes beyond academic ability. The harsh reality is there are a significant amount of students who face tremendous personal obstacles that inhibit them from doing well in school, including emotional and behavioral issues, absent and overworked parents and drug and alcohol abuse. This data shows what we’ve known all along, students can succeed if properly supported,” said Maurice Clarett, The Red Zone Founder.

The implementation of the Red Zone into YCSD is part of CEO Krish Mohip’s innovative and strategic plan to drive academic performance in Youngstown City Schools.

“This is great news and it proves that the work The Red Zone is doing in our schools and with our students is working,” said CEO Krish Mohip. “YCSD looks forward to continuing our relationship with The Red Zone.”

The following schools are connected with the Red Zone and have shown exceptional GPA increases, 

  • East High School- 11 percent increase
  • Chaney High School- 22 percent increase
  • Williamson Elementary – 30 percent increase
  • Wilson Elementary School- 34 percent increase

“At Wilson Elementary, we believe that every child has the potential to be successful,” said Jennifer Walker, Wilson’s principal. “Sometimes this means that we have to wrap ourselves around the whole child and provide not only academic instruction but also make sure that students’ basic physiological and psychological needs are met. The Red Zone helps our school to create a learning environment that supports students’ social growth and success which ultimately helps them to be more successful learners.”

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