BLUE ENGINE INC via Crowdrise
December 07, 2011
BENEFITING: BLUE ENGINE INC
EVENT DATE: Dec 01, 2011
In two years, people like you have enabled us to better prepare hundreds of students in New York City for college. Now, we want to do more.
Year 1: 1 school, 12 BETAs, 180 students
Year 2: 3 schools, 26 BETAs, 540 students
Year 3: Help us Expand our Reach.
Blue Engine is a new service model that combats college under-preparedness by recruiting and supporting teams of Blue Engine Teaching Assistants (BETAs) recent college graduates who partner with classroom teacher sto increase academic rigor in public high schools in New York City.
Success in college is shaped by many factors, but research has consistently shown that academic rigor during high school is the single strongest predictor of whether students sink or swim once they enter college. The Blue Engine model was designed to help students master the advanced academic skills required for high school and college success. BETAs dramatically reduce instructor-to-student ratios (1:6) by collaborating with teachers to customize instruction, increase academic rigor and build empowering relationships with students at every academic level—not just high achieving students, struggling students, or students who opt into the program—starting day one of freshman year.