The Harvard study was conducted – The idea began
Designed the program
Connected with Floresville
Implemented phase 1 at Floresville
Implemented phase 2 at Floresville
Outreached to other superintendents
Redesigned the program
Visited with P-16/communities in schools
Worked with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and GenTX
Connected with Pearsall
Implemented program at Pearsall
Designed business model
Called on investors
Opted for Not-for-Profit status – Hired skeleton crew – Self funded
Designed 501c3 social enterprise model – Hired more staff – Self funded
Operated with minimal foundation and corporate funding – Launched pilot application & program
It’s a joyful, engaging and fun digital learning tool designed to encourage students and their parents, especially those living in poverty, to stay in school, work hard and make good grades. It also helps them envision a brighter, more successful future and career and starts them on a college track.
This tool encourages every child, no matter their background, to prepare for a prosperous life and fulfilling career, whether they choose college or not. Today, most all well-paying jobs require some education beyond high school.
In early research, teachers have affirmed that Yes! Our Kids Can is valuable because with its grab-n-go developed curriculum, it’s easy and fun for them and their students. It fulfills many of the state and federal teaching mandates and helps make their job easier and more fun.
The tablet and smartphone are the primary delivery devices; also, connected computers and flat screens. The games, songs and videos can be opened in school at home or on the run.
Research shows] that lower-income families have a higher rate of smartphone ownership and usage than the middle-income families. Schools are investing heavily in technology and most all are ready for implementation.