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By Rochester Beacon Parent engagement will be essential to continued progress in educational success, according to ROC the Future’s ninth annual State of Our Children Report. Vigilance through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond also is paramount. Seventy percent of...
By 13 WHAM News ROC The Future gave its annual "State Of Our Children" address Wednesday. The organization is celebrating its 10th year of helping children from cradle to career in the Rochester community. This year's goal is to reach out to over 6,000 Rochester...
By Spectrum News Roc the Future released its ninth annual State Of Our Children Address – The Pathway to Educational Renewal Wednesday. In the nine year summary of community improvements, officials say some of the key areas of improvements include high school...
By WXXI Connections ROC the Future is gearing up to release its annual State of Our Children report. This year's document is a nine-year summary showing areas of progress and what needs further work. We talk about the data with our guests: Jackie Campbell, alliance...
From Minority Reporter At 14 years old, Kayshawna Evans already knows there’s a lot each person can do to help neighbors and the neighborhood. “I want people to be more open to their community,” said Kayshawna, who was among dozens of teens who put their brains and...
From News 10 Several organizations are teaming up to build teens a new safe space to play in Rochester’s Beechwood neighborhood. The City of Rochester, ROC The Future, Healthi Kids, Connected Communities, StriveTogether, and KABOOM! are constructing an adventure...
From Spectrum News Dozens of volunteers spent Friday helping to construct a new play space in Rochester’s Beechwood neighborhood. “Kaboom!, Roc the Future, Healthi Kids, Connected Communities and the city of Rochester all teamed up to build this new adventure course...
From News 13 A Rochester park is getting a new space for play. Friday, crews built a new adventure course at Grand Avenue Park. The City of Rochester, ROC The Future, Healthi Kids, Connected Communities, StriveTogether, and KABOOM! teamed up to construct the new play...
From News 8 An adventure course is coming to the Beechwood Neighborhood in Rochester this month. The park will be located at Grand Avenue and volunteers are needed to help finish construction. Volunteers will get water and snacks, as well as necessary safety...
By: WHEC News 10NBC For families in the Rochester City School District who are looking for a boost in internet connection, Monday was the first day they could be eligible to do just that. The district says families can now apply to take home a free Wi-Fi hotspot for...
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Protect Your Kids from the Harmful Effects of COVID-19 Let's get ahead of the pandemic by ensuing every child is protected from the harmful effects of COVID-19. For questions about the COVID-19 vaccine for kids age 5-11, here's everything you need to know on safety,...
The pandemic has set back learning for all students, but especially for students of color. As we work to offset the impacts of the pandemic, both academically and social-emotionally, we are left to answer the critical question: what can we do to come out of this...
Thank you for attending the Digital Divide Briefing on Tuesday, December 15th. Please find the meeting materials below: Zoom Recording 12.15.20 Slide Deck 12.15.20 Notes 12.15.20 Contact List 12.15.20 Additional Reading: Jump-Starting America: How Breakthrough Science...
The Department of Pediatrics, comprised of Rochester Regional and URMC, has joined the ROC the Future Convener board. We recognize that there are intersections between education and health and if kids aren’t healthy, educational success cannot be attained. That is why...
Reopening Schools Safely Toolkit While COVID-19 has impacted education in a major way, we want parents to make informed decisions about returning to school in-person. There's much research about the benefit of in-person instruction. The American Academy of...