SOAR believes that numerous entities in the community support young people in being successful in school and life. SOAR convenes several efforts to support

Local Research & Tools

A collaborative project of SOAR, Pathways to Partnerships (P2P) explores effective collaboration strategies between community-based organizations and K-12 schools that support children and youth’s academic and social success by sharing local testimonials from front line staff, principals, teachers, and administrative staff.

Findings and analysis are organized on KCYDN website, a resource-sharing and dialogue-generating space featuring partnership tools and discussion to help organizations and schools navigate collaboration, resulting in strengthened partnerships.

P2P has presented in a number of conferences, sharing and cultivating knowledge about developing and maintaining strong partnerships. 

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Access interviews and resources from local partnership practitioners and experts on the KCYDN network