Each Site Coordinator conducts an annual needs assessment to determine what programs and services would best benefit their school. Key initiatives include attendance, success motivation, student leadership, after-school programs, workforce preparation, career exploration, job shadowing, and basic needs such as food, clothing, medical, dental and vision support.
We provide students with the basic needs to be able to get to school, in class and ready to succeed. We partner with local non-profits, businesses and the community to provide things like food, school supplies, school appropriate clothing, Medical, Dental and Vision support to our students.
Our Site Coordinators work one-on-one with students providing services and encouragement to help them reach their goals, achieve academically and eventually earn a high school diploma.
Chronic absence (missing 10% or more of school days, excused or not) presents academic challenges that can result in failing subjects and even dropping out of high school. Many of our Site Coordinators serve on Attendance committees at their schools as well as monitor their caseload students’ attendance.
The Walton Works Initiative recognizes the workforce challenges in our community and is partnering with our school systems, Student Success Alliance, the Walton Chamber of Commerce and other organizations to strengthen our local workforce through a variety of programs (Industry Tours, Soft Skills Workshops and Local Business Speakers).
College and Career Expo
The Career and College Expo hosts representatives from local businesses and organizations who provide an exhibit featuring local career opportunities.
The annual event, is a cooperative effort among Student Success Alliance, the Walton County Chamber of Commerce and the Walton County Board of Commissioners.
The Backpack Buddies program ensures students have nutritious, non-perishable and easy-to-prepare food at times when other resources are not available, such as weekends and school vacations.
Fill the Bus
School Supply Drive
Every year, we are overwhelmed by the generosity of the people of Walton County! Thank you to our volunteers, and everyone who donates to make these supplies available to kids in every school.
In partnership with the Development Authority of Walton County this programs brings local business leaders into schools to teach employability skills and inform students of career opportunities within Walton County.
The Choice Bus
In partnership with our local State Farm Agents and The Mattie C. Stewart Foundation, The Choice Bus is an experience-based learning tool designed to show young people the power of education, as well as the likely consequences of choosing to drop out of school.
Attendance Monitoring & Support
Many of our Site Coordinators serve on their schools Attendance Committee.