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By 13 WHAM News As students prepare to cross the finish line of another pandemic school year, some families are noticing a growing problem -- a decline in the number of kindergarten and first graders reaching reading benchmarks. New research shows reading scores for...
By Rob Bell ROC the Future's Alliance's Youth Leadership Coalition will host a youth summit at the Rochester Museum and Science Center this Saturday, March 12. The first annual event will prepare 50 Monroe County youth leaders to prioritize their physical, mental and...
By WXXI Connections On Wednesday, Rochester City School District officials announced the district will temporarily pivot to remote learning beginning Thursday. Online instruction will be in place until at least Monday, January 10, when the district plans to provide an...
Take a listen to Willie Robinson, Family and Community Engagement Manager, as he discusses our community's goal of reaching 6,000 parents to learn what children need to succeed in school.
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...
Latest Updates From ROC the Future
Whole Child Initiative Director Job Description General Purpose: The Whole Child Director will be a visionary, dynamic leader who can provide oversight of growth of the Whole Child Initiative within ROC the Future Alliance (RTFA), anchored at the Children’s Institute....
TO: RCSD Superintendent RTA President RCSD Board of Education RE: Collective Impact Parent Public Statement Position on Racial Trauma Across the Rochester City School District DATE: June 2022 ROC the Future Alliance is a cross-sector alliance of over 60 community...
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...