Collaboration and partnering is essential for the 180º Program to successfully be implemented and produce expected outcome results. There are many stakeholders that will need to be part of the overall support structure for this new intervention and some will actually become collaborators. As specific areas for pilot project implementation are selected within, the 180º Program will be partnering with local education and youth programs where collaboration reduces costs, leverages other program goals, and provides new levels of SEL programming locally.

“In this class I learned that I’m valuable and I’m capable of many wonderful things and I can get to the point where I want to be in life. In school, now I actually try, I do my work, sure I don’t have straight A’s , but I do have a lot better grades than I did last year, instead of all straight F’s. My grades, attitude, attendance and academics all improved in a good way.”— Brenda