Invest in Site Coordination
A strong site coordinator is critical to a quality program. Ask the principal of each school to identify a point person to coordinate the development and implementation of the program who can lead the program with enthusiasm and commitment. While in some schools — especially small ones — this might be the principal, try to identify another staff member with a background in social work or mental health and who can support the work as part of their job. Community resources, such as AmeriCorps volunteers, can also support the site coordinator.
Sample job description for the Site Coordinator
District captains should also build the capacity of site coordinators to launch the work.