Cloves Campbell Elementary School Students Benefitting From Chandler-based Learning Program
Unified Progress International (UPI) Education, a Chandler, based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is currently delivering its Life Skill Solutions™ training program to 6th grade students at the Cloves Campbell Sr. Elementary School in Phoenix.by: UPI Education, Arizona Informant View original article here
PHOENIX – Unified Progress International (UPI) Education, a Chandler, based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is currently delivering its Life Skill Solutions™ training program to 6th grade students at the Cloves Campbell Sr. Elementary School in Phoenix. The training program provides school Principal Bill Collins’ students with many basic core values that will help guide them through their school years and beyond.
According to Frank Crump, founder of UPI Education, the program establishes clear and consistent goals for learning that will prepare young people to live as successful citizens; maintaining respect for others including respect for school, college, the workplace and the laws of our society.
“We would all like to think that kids get a good foundation of core values at home, but unfortunately that just isn’t always the case,” said Crump. “This program seeks to provide that. But even for kids who are getting a good set of values from home and through other activities, this program reinforces, and we believe, solidifies those values for life.”
At Cloves Campbell Sr. Elementary School UPI is working with the 6th grade class comprised of 75 students.
UPI conducts five separate classes (15 students per class), once per week, for 45 minutes during normal school hours. The pilot program is in the 14th week of a 20 week session.
According to Crump, the results are strong – students who have completed the UPI training have on average shown:
- 4% increase in school grade point average (GPA)
- 6% reduction in school absences
- zero school disciplinary action
Recently, UPI formed an alliance with Arizona State University to develop a new website for UPI.
“ASU Professor Laurie Ralston, has been instrumental in the development process of the website; which will enhance user experience. (It will include) a blog page that will invite guest contributors to participate in offering rewarding reading for viewers,” said Crump.
In addition, UPI has initiated two new mentorship programs. The first aligns with the ASU website development initiative. Students will receive advice and training that will assist those who are interested in exploring careers and advancing their knowledge in Web development and social media.
The second is specifically targeted at advancing the entrepreneurial skills of young women in business.
At the conclusion of each program, a UPI certificate awaits graduates noted Crump.
“With the help of technology and the support of students everywhere, we will be able to set up more Life Skills Solutions school and college programs, as we work to educate, stop the violence and create jobs.” added Crump.