Success Planning

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Success Planning

Success Planning pairs each child and youth with a caring adult Navigator to help them access tailored supports and opportunities—both in and out of school. This approach has the potential to reshape our education and child development systems. Yet Success Planning is largely underemployed. We launched this research to learn how communities can harness this strategy to ensure all children and youth learn, grow, and thrive.

WHAT IS SUCCESS PLANNING?

New video introduces our Success Planning framework and explains how a personalized, relationship-driven approach can make a powerful difference in children's lives.

What does Success Planning Look Like?

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10 GUIDING PRINCIPLES

RELATIONSHIP-DRIVEN

Build a system of adult “navigators” who know students well and have the capacity to develop individualized plans and facilitate children’s access to supports

EQUITABLE

Eliminate systemic disparities that disproportionately affect students of color, low-income children, those with learning differences, and English learners

STUDENT-CENTERED

Empower children and youth to discover and pursue their academic and non-academic strengths and interests, set short- and long-term goals, and identify needs

PERSONALIZED

Celebrate each child’s assets and use a customized approach to create a plan and identify individual strengths, interests, and needs

COMPREHENSIVE

Connect with a wide array of academic, health, and other support services to meet the needs of children and youth from cradle to career

ACTIONABLE

Establish clear strategies, processes, and structures for identifying and delivering supports and services to each child and youth both in and out of school

CROSS-SECTOR

Provide coordinated, comprehensive services by creating a clear structure and establishing collaborative relationships with partner organizations across multiple sectors

INFORMATION-DRIVEN

Utilize feedback and data from multiple sources, including students, families, and a diverse set of agencies, to regularly assess impact on multiple outcomes and enhance the quality of services provided

SECURE

Use digital platforms that meet high standards of data security and protect student and family privacy

SUSTAINABLE

Identify long-term funding sources and create organizational structures to ensure consistent implementation over time

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