FDDOC Winners' Circle after-school programs are evaluated by an independent evaluator annually to determine the effects on student achievement, attendance, report card grades, attitudes, and overall program quality. Each objective is measured to determine if goals were met, as well as how to build and improve the programs. The students, parents, staff, and school administrators are involved in the evaluation process to determine how satisfied they are with the services.
In 2015-2016, the group of schools served by FDDOC through the 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant included: Atkins, Mooretown, Summer Grove, and Sunset Acres elementary schools and Broadmoor and Sunset Acres middle schools. Over 795 students from these schools participated in an after-school program from September through May. The evaluations concluded that there were many positive associations between FDDOC Winners' Circle and Caddo Public School students who attended an after-school program 30 or more days. Complete evaluations are submitted to the Louisiana Department of Education for review.
What started as volunteer work in his local church became the foundation of a plan to develop the children in his community when Sal Miletello realized educating youth breaks the cycle of poverty and family dysfunction.
To better reach children, Sal began partnerships with schools to enhance, enlighten and enrich the lives of students. Founding Fully Devoted Developer of Children (FDDOC) Winnersï¿½ Circle, Inc. enabled him to achieve his dream.
In 2003, Oak Park Elementary School was deemed an Academically Unacceptable School by the Louisiana Department of Education.
FDDOC Winners' Circle became a part of the solution to improve student achievement when it placed an after-school program at this school.
Since 2005, FDDOC Winners' Circle has provided high-quality academic and enrichment opportunities after school and during the summer months for over 425 students each year!
In 2008-2009, Oak Park received an Exemplary Academic Growth label and was declared a Blue Ribbon School!
We are proud to be a part of Oak Park Elementary School's Success Story!