Student Success Coaches and Education Recovery


In the wake of COVID-19 school closures, programs like City Year showed the power of young people partnering with educators to ensure a web of developmental relationships in schools to support student success. Legislative efforts in California and elsewhere may make it possible to expand this “student success coach” model to provide equitable opportunities for more students. Participants will engage in dialogue about the power of the model and the potential impact of expansion more broadly.

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  1. Build shared understanding of how student success coaches build developmental relationships with young people and support their holistic development.
  2. Reflect on the critical role student success coaches have played in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and recovery.
  3. Explore potential for expansion of the student success coach model across the nation to support our most under-served students.



Duke Guthrie, Vp, Foundations, City Year Inc

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