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June 22, 2023

WVON Interview-Afternoons with Buchanan & Hill

Success Bound Manager of Operations, Shauntel Page, joined Atiba Buchanan and Darlene Hill for a live radio interview on WVON, where they spotlighted Success Bound. The discussion covered the program’s successes to date and explored its future prospects. This interview provided a valuable opportunity to share about the positive impact Success Bound has made in the community.

June 21, 2023

Fox 32 Voice of Change segment

Success Bound’s Shauntel Page and Chicago Public Schools’ school counselor Aribania Cosey were interviewed by Terrence Lee for FOX 32’s “Voice of Change” series. “Voice of Change” highlights nonprofits and other organizations throughout the Chicagoland area that are making a positive impact in the community. This interview provided a platform to spotlight Success Bound, discuss the positive impact the program has had on students, and explore what the future holds for it.

May 26, 2023

WGN Radio 720: Wintrust Business Lunch

Rachel Graham, Executive Director, joins John Williams on the Wintrust Business Lunch to talk about the Success Bound program, which aims to enhance the middle school experience for students in partnership with educators to create supportive learning environments.

Interview starts at 25:27 minute mark

December 28, 2022

EducationWeek-"Future Selves’ and Helping Others: What Motivates Students to Engage in School"

This EducationWeek article by Sarah Schwartz features Success Bound ambassador Stephanie Miller-Henderson. Stephanie is a school counselor at Smyth Elementary School in Chicago, and she taught 6th graders the importance of understanding how grades are calculated. Through her lesson, part of the Success Bound program, she clarified the difference between “missing” and “excused” assignments and emphasized how these designations impact final grades. Success Bound aims to help students set future goals and develop essential life skills. By encouraging students to envision their future selves and connect their current education to their aspirations, the program supports academic and personal growth, especially for students from low-income backgrounds.

Article in Student Well-being category

March 04, 2021

Lessons in Adolescence-Remaking Middle School

Success Bound Executive Director, Rachel Graham, joins the Youth Nex: Remaking Middle School podcast “Lessons in Adolescence,” hosted by Jason Cascarino. Jason and Rachel talk about why The Lefkofsky Family Foundation chose to focus on middle grades, how the Success Bound program came to be, how the Foundation works with educators in communities of practice to integrate the programming schoolwide, what the Foundation is learning about changes in practices, behaviors and student outcomes tied to young adolescent development and the transition into high school, and how middle school can become more central to the national education agenda, and why philanthropy should see young adolescents in middle schools as an opportunity for investment.