Monday, July 21, 2014
Want to use this logo? $2,500 please
The Northwest Arkansas Times notes that the Bentonville School District is implementing it, while Bright Futures USA representatives, including Executive Director Kim Vann and director C. J. Huff, both of whom are also full-time employees of the Joplin R-8 School District, were in North Carolina last week making a presentation to another school that is considering adding the program.
One of the major selling points used by Bright Futures USA, a non-profit that has operated out of the Joplin R-8 Administration Building at 32nd and Duquesne, is the success the local chapter has had in improving the graduation rate to 86 percent from the mid-70s since its implementation in 2010.
What does it take to join Bright Futures. From the Northwest Arkansas Times article:
Bright Futures does not work exactly the same in every community, Vann said.
"We have a framework we provide and share best practices, but it's very important that each community develops a flavor that is unique to the needs of their particular school community," she said.
Implementing Bright Futures comes with a one-time affiliation fee of $2,500. Typically a community business or organization offers to pay that fee, Vann said. For that fee a district receives its marketing and logo packages, social media package, training, a resource guide and ongoing support from the Bright Futures network, she said.