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WIG Interview on 104WDKX
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.
Roc the Future highlights progress at 10-year mark
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...
ROC The Future announces yearly goal
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...
Roc the Future releases ninth annual State Of Our Children Address
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...
ROC the Future’s 2021 State of Our Children report
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...
Teens Drive the Design of Grand Avenue Play Space
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...
New adventure course for teens coming to Rochester’s Beechwood neighborhood
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...
New adventure course coming to Rochester’s Grand Avenue Park
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...
Crews build adventure course at Rochester park
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...
Adventure course coming to Beechwood neighborhood
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...
Latest Updates From ROC the Future
Help Reduce Learning Loss
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...
Digital Divide Briefing
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...
Keeping Kids Healthy Campaign
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...
Community Schools | Data Synthesis
Reopening Schools Safely
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...
State of Our Children Social Media Toolkit
Event hashtag #SOOC2020 Graphics Event Flyer 320px x 50px Smaller Ad 300x250 Web banner 320x50 Social Media Flyer Handles to know Twitter | @ROCtheFuture Facebook | ROCtheFuture Build Excitement Sample Newsletter Copy Join us in supporting ROC the Future’s first...
ROC the Future Racial Equity Statement
We live in a world where the well-being of children is shaped by where they live and the color of their skin. The foundation of our country is rooted in racism. Our institutions were built to create a society that perpetuates inequities and marginalizes Black,...
Equity Stories – A Spotlight on Convener Organizations who endorsed Racism as A Public Health Crisis
Every day, we see evidence that the systems of this country are racist and oppressive. And every day, ROC the Future conveners take up the work to build a better future for Rochester's children. In this new series, you will read stories written directly by partners...
Statement on Daniel Prude and Our Continued Support of Rochester’s Youth
ROC the Future, like the rest of our community is deeply troubled by the images we saw of the last moments of Daniel Prude’s life. The systems that should have helped Daniel Prude failed him, and we share our most profound sympathy with his family, friends and with...