The COVID-19 outbreak influenced the educational sector as remote studies, cancellation of learning activities, and lack of direct communication occurred due to the massive healthcare challenge. The changes influenced students’ academic progression, young students needed constant assistance as the pandemic developed. Indeed, sociological research identified destructive consequences such as losing interest in education, falling grades and decreased attendance. If not prevented, these outcomes can lead the young generation to difficulties building a career or obtaining higher education degrees. The gap that appeared in the young students’ willingness to be actively and continuously involved in the educational process is noticeable among middle and high schoolers. The urgency to address the challenge necessitated the stakeholders of Charleston County to develop a program that can decrease the pandemic’s severe influence on young students’ education.
Before the project’s execution stakeholders were chosen and invited to submit feedback during the course. It was critical to train educators and supporters. Execution entailed purchasing and supplying relevant learning resources and materials to students, as well as establishing agreements with schools to support the project and keep them informed of any obstacles. The tendency for students to reject educators’ support was observed during the evaluation process, which assisted in timely adjusting the strategy and activities (Allison & Kaye, 2011). The goals included increasing parents’ awareness of the challenges and needs of young students and assisting the government in optimizing their financial and educational programs for difficult times such as the pandemic. The strategy plan encompassed different groups of people and increased learning chances for middle and high school students through mentorship and demonstration.
Mission, Vision, and Value Statements
The strategic plan’s mission is to instill the belief that education is critical for their future success. The 4Es must be achieved to accomplish the program’s objectives, and the young students must be actively involved in addressing each component by following their own aspirations’ resolve. The critical role of local communities and organizations, and the strategic plan prepared by a youth for youth emphasized the need for professional involvement. Diversity is fundamental because it ensures that the project values everyone participant’s thinking, experience, and perspective equally. Interaction with people from diverse backgrounds also helps youngsters develop the skills necessary to communicate and form relationships in their post-school lives. Inclusiveness aims to guarantee that all young schoolchildren have equal access to and opportunity for participation in educational and social activities critical for child development.
Organization Profile and History
Young schoolchildren abandoned their academic responsibilities since the facilities were closed, the lessons were remote, and the assignments were inadequately regulated. The educational systems were hampered by a lack of preparedness for delivering classes online, and curricula had to be revised on the fly. The students had to establish new study habits and drive themselves to learn in a very distracting atmosphere if they wanted to succeed. Establishment of initiatives by the organization of young people who have gained academic degrees and learned the value of education through personal experiences. The group does not have any further projects in the works, but it has already gained backing from local schools and academic institutions. If the organization’s strategic plan for schoolchildren is a success and receives widespread recognition, the organization intends to seek non-profit status and official registration.
Summary of Core Strategies
To ensure that the realization is a success, all participants and stakeholders are involved in the tactics. As a result, the young generation’s desire for learning and academic work is not diminished. To this end, mentorship, demonstration, resource provision, and communication are all used as tactics to influence youngsters. Each part has its development roadmap and set of activities to help them achieve its goals. A learning strategy that begins by providing issues, questions, or situations rather than merely depicting a smooth path to information or giving facts is characterized by the fact that it poses challenges, questions, and scenarios (Khalaf & Zin, 2018). Specifically, the technique was chosen because it allows for the development of adaptable core strategies while concurrently addressing the actions of a large number of players.
Program Goals and Objectives
The goals and objectives are related to achieving change in the young student’s minds. The interest in academic work decreased since the pandemic disrupted the work of the school. The objectives also include supporting educational facilities and providing the participants with a good range of materials and resources. Therefore, the actionable plan must be periodically evaluated and adjusted to the changes. Schoolers and their parents need support and consultancy during the uncertain times of pandemics, and the program’s objective is to help them deal with the challenging circumstances. The educational industry, in general, was unprepared to close the schools and teach remotely. The initiative’s objectives can help retrieve sufficient information about social and learning tendencies among middle and high schools. Goals are developed to efficiently use all the sources available.
The pandemic had a significant impact on education, as remote studies, cancellation of learning activities, and a lack of direct communication happened as a result of the major healthcare crisis. The changes impacted students’ academic development, as the majority of them required continual assistance as the pandemic progressed. Indeed, sociological research has revealed detrimental outcomes such as decreasing interest in education, declining grades, and decreased attendance.
The disparity in young students’ motivation to participate actively and constantly in the educational process is evident among middle and high school students. The urgency with which the challenge needed to be addressed compelled Charleston County stakeholders to establish a program that would mitigate the pandemic’s devastating impact on young pupils’ education.
Allison, M., & Kaye, J. (2011). Strategic planning for non-profit organizations: A practical guide and workbook. John Wiley & Sons.
Khalaf, B. K., & Zin, M. Bt Z. (2018). Traditional and inquiry-based learning pedagogy: A systematic critical review. International Journal of Instruction, 11(4), 545-564. Web.