Align Southern Indiana
Another product resulting from the work of our Cradle to Career Initiative is Align Southern Indiana. Working in conjunction with Alignment USA, this program is intended to coordinate efforts across our community to collectively align resources and produce outcomes focused on the fundamental areas of focus:
- Economic and Talent Development
- Regional Leadership
- Quality of Life
- Quality of Place
Currently, there are two action teams underway with Align Southern Indiana:
Kindergarten Readiness and Addiction Prevention.
The Kindergarten Readiness Team has created a kindergarten readiness assessment tool that will be piloted as part of the 2019-2020 school system. Since Indiana does not have a required readiness assessment this will be the beginning stages of our five-county region consistently utilizing a shared tool that will provide a baseline for future readiness strategies.
The Addiction Prevention Team is focused on prevention strategies for elementary age children. This team has identified a prevention and healthy behaviors curriculum that will be piloted with three school systems in 2019-20.