What is GOAL Line?
The GOAL Line is an unprecedented partnership between the Community Education Commission, charter schools, Detroit Public Schools Community District, teachers, parents, and city leaders to improve education opportunity for Detroit students.
Since 2018, GOAL Line offered high-quality afterschool programming and bus transportation to students that attend 14 partner schools. For the 2019-20 school year, GOAL Line has partnered with 14 K-8 schools in Northwest Detroit, including DPSCD and charter schools.
How does GOAL Line Work?
GOAL Line offers high-quality enrichment programming at the Northwest Activities Center for K-8 students attending its partner schools.
The GOAL Line bus picks up students from their school and brings them to the afterschool program, where they participate in activities like swimming, gymnastics, coding, art, music and more.
Students can also ride the GOAL Line bus to get to and from school in the mornings, afternoon and evening.
Students get on the bus loop at the GOAL Line stop closest to their home and ride to the participating school of their choice. At the end of the day, they can ride the GOAL Line bus from school back to the stop closest to their home.
GOAL Line is keeping families in Detroit.
73% of parents surveyed said they kept their student in a Detroit school, or enrolled their student in a Detroit school, because of GOAL Line.
Fall 2019 Parent Survey
What do the students say?
One of the major outcomes of successful afterschool programming is student social emotional growth. GOAL Line is committed to providing a space where students feel included and safe. To make sure we are on-track, we commit to quarterly surveys that allow us to adjust to feedback in real time. The below results are from the first session of Fall 2019.
of kindergarten-2nd graders said
they feel safe
while at GOAL Line.
of all students said
there is an adult at GOAL Line
that cares about them.
of 3rd-8th graders said
they learned something new in their enrichment class.
of kindergarten-2nd graders said they
made new friends
at GOAL Line.
Safe, engaging afterschool programs
The GOAL Line transports students to the Northwest Activities Center for continued enrichment during after-school hours.
Research shows that exceptional after-school programs have positive effects on children’s social-emotional and mental development, as well as being associated with better grades and decreases in problematic behavior.
Trained counselors, teachers and security officers are all on site and fully engaged.
Fall 2019 Opening Day at GOAL Line Afterschool
Partner Spotlight: Just Speaks
3rd - 5th grade GOAL Line students participated in "Just Speak" this Fall, a program that was locally recognized for it's innovative resiliency curriculum.
Choose a Detroit School that Works for You
The GOAL Line connects Detroit families with 14 quality DPSCD and Charter Schools in Northwest Detroit. Students enrolled at any one of the participating schools will be eligible for GOAL Line transportation and after-school programming.
Why is this work important?
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GOAL Line transportation and afterschool programming is made possible by our community of youth advocates.