With the support of Boost!, Clinton Avenue School started their “Every Minute Counts” program where the goal is to lower the tardiness rate. I believe it is essentially important for every student to get to school on time. Each classroom will receive an award for every 12 tardy-free days. The rewards will be age appropriate. The students like the program because it helps them be motivated and to motivate their classmates to be on time every day.
As the Boost! Service Corps member, one of my job's is to keep the "Every Minute Counts" bulletin board up-to-date in the main lobby so that everyone in the school can see the daily progress. Since the program began in October, the tardiness rate has decreased 20 percent. I think this is a great first step in promoting the Boost! program to ensure young people's success in school and in life.