A list of resources for student-specific and family-specific strategies to address the issue of chronic absence:
Attendance Works is a national organization that promotes awareness of the importance of attending school and offers resources, materials, and supports for schools, families, and community partners.
Facebook InspirED provides free 10, 20, 30, and 60-minute fun activities you can do with your mentee one on one or in groups!
Mentor New York: A New York-based organization that offers free customized training to your Success Mentors and school staff. Topics include home visits, youth engagement, goal setting, etc.
Mentor New York
Class Trips: If you’re looking to celebrate improved attendance with trips, ClassTrips.com provides a list of free trips in NYC you can go on as well as grants you can apply for to support transportation and admissions to events.
Homebase: A network of CBO’s that offer housing prevention: https://www.easymapmaker.com/map/Homebase
Single Stop: A network of providers that provide all benefits in one place, Single Stop is located throughout the City: https://www.easymapmaker.com/map/singlestop
Office of Pupil Transportation: Key for supporting youth with transportation to and from school. Contact DOE staff here: (718) 392- 8855
NYS-TEACHS: 800-388-2014 for assistance answering questions related to students' eligibility for McKinney-Vento determined programs. NYSTEACHES offers numerous training and webinars. Find the schedule here: http://www.nysteachs.org/trainings/