In order to support CHCCS students who are most at risk for falling through the opportunity gap, SKJAJA has identified two specific sets of funding guidelines. Guideline #1 addresses the ability to pay for activities, which can be determined by whether the family has a relationship with one of the programs listed below.
The second guideline addresses the systemic inequity that research has proven contributes to the imbalanced opportunities children face. Guideline #2 was adopted to ensure that SKJAJA prioritizes these students in an attempt to level the playing field. See below for links to supporting research.
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All students must come from a family with limited resources which include (but is not limited to) one or more of the following programs or associations (click on the links to learn more):
SKJAJA will add partner organizations as the opportunity arises.
Because students with these attributes in Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools (CHCCS) are affected by systemic inequities, SKJAJA will prioritize students from families with limited resources who ALSO meet at least ONE of the following:
Students with few or no enrichment / extracurricular experience(s)
Students who are a year or more behind their peers or don’t make a score of “College & Career Ready” on
End-of-Year exams (3-8)
End-of-Course exams (9-12)
Students who experience more disciplinary action compared to their peers (ie: behavioral referrals or suspensions)
Students designated as Black or Latino
Students designated as Exceptional Children (EC)
Students designated as English Learners (ELs)
These two Audience Criteria were developed based, in part, on the following research: