DI staff specializes in developing solution-based programs and training to help students, parents, teachers, school personnel and administrators meet the challenges of a changing world by creating sustainable opportunities and solutions. DI is committed to working with academic leaders, parents, families and stakeholders to ensure student wellness and a positive school culture in early childhood, K-12, postsecondary, and adult education.
We offer critical-issues expertise in education and youth service, including:
- Understanding Disability, Accessibility and Special Education
- Community and Stakeholder Consensus Building
- Successful Graduation Rates
- Student Wellness
- Service Learning
- Human Resources Assessment
- Diversity and Cultural Sensitivity
- Media Literacy
- Grant Writing
- Information Technology
- Curriculum Development
- Program Evaluation
Our respected experts have worked with educators, parents and stakeholders to provide broad-ranging activities in education and youth areas, including:
- Developing and conducting multi-level, internal and external approaches to explore issues affecting Tribal youth including education, employment, and workforce readiness. DI staff assesses Tribal and community programming, resources, support, and opportunities available to tribal youth.
- Facilitating collaborative partnerships with local youth providers to obtain grant funding, and create and implement direct services that incorporate education and job training.
- Conducting needs assessments and focus groups for school districts, community youth providers, and city, state and tribal governments, which engage diverse student populations.
- Designing and maintaining public education websites utilizing a variety of platforms and tools.
- Developing programs and securing grant funding for innovative programming such as: Healthy Tomorrows, YouthBuild, Youth Corps, Street Science Program, River Restoration Programs, and Green Industries.
- Designing and implementing effective strategies and award-winning recovery and prevention programming that engages community leaders and stakeholders to connect with students who did not complete their high school education and students who are at high-risk for leaving school early.
- Developing and securing funding to implement Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) projects for at-risk youth.
- Developing, implementing and evaluating environmental service learning projects.