Coxsackie-Athens Central School District to Utilize Passport for Good Software to Encourage Student Community Engagement

FOR RELEASE: January 8, 2019

CONTACT:Sarah Boggess: (518) 479-7084, sboggess@sprucepublicaffairs.com
 Randall Squier for Coxsackie-Athens Central School District: (518) 731-1710 

 

The Coxsackie-Athens Central School District will begin to use the Passport for Good software platform to support the district’s ambitious community engagement program.

The Coxsackie-Athens district enrolls approximately 1,400 students in grades K-12.

“Our district has set ambitious performance goals for 2019, and one of those goals is that we want 100% of our students to be engaging in community service,” said Randall Squier, superintendent of the Coxsackie-Athens Central School District.  “Using Passport for Good, we will be able to capture the data we need to quantify our impact on the community and confirm that we are meeting this important goal. The Passport for Good platform also will support our district’s core values of empathy, gratitude, and taking action and will have the side benefit of strengthening our students’ resumes for college and career.”

Gayle Farman, founder and president of Passport for Good, said: “We are thrilled that Passport for Good will be put to use by the Coxsackie-Athens Central School District to help the district meet its impressive community engagement goals. Our technology solution will allow the district to capture quantitative and qualitative data on the impact that the Coxsackie-Athens students have on the community, and to assist the students in building resumes that give them a leg up in achieving their goals for careers and higher-level schooling.”

About Passport for Good

Passport for Good offers a first-in-class, subscription-based Software as a Service (SaaS) to address the growing interest of schools, corporations and the criminal justice system to capture qualitative and quantitative information regarding the experiences of individuals and groups performing community service activities. The robust software and mobile application assists non-profit organizations by allowing them to communicate their needs and motivates individuals to do their part in making their communities stronger. It also centralizes data, automates the community service experience, and aggregates data across individuals and events to allow organizations to demonstrate community impact and to enhance linkages between service learning, skill development, and academic and career exploration. Prototyped by students at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, it is now powered by a full team of senior software engineers. The company was formed in 2016 by Gayle Farman of Slingerlands, NY. For more information, visit www.passportforgood.com.

About the Coxsackie-Athens Central School District

Located 19 miles south of Albany, NY, the Coxsackie-Athens Central School District enrolls approximately 1,400 students in grades K-12: At Coxsackie Elementary School and Edward J. Arthur Elementary School (Grades K-4); Coxsackie-Athens Middle School (Grades 5-8); and Coxsackie-Athens High School (Grades 9-12). The district boasts outstanding facilities including a new library and 5800 square foot dream fab to support our STEAM program. The district’s modern and robust technology infrastructure support the mobile devices used everyday by every student and staff, K-12. Coxsackie-Athens offers a variety of instructional opportunities, including advanced placement and college credit courses that allow many graduates to enter college as sophomores. Courses such as environmental science that uses the Hudson River as its “classroom,” engineering articulated with SUNY Poly, advanced manufacturing, visual and performing arts, a robotics-based middle school technology program, entrepreneurship, and coding embedded in courses in all grade levels; allow students to seek their passion and showcase that passion via a Legacy Research Project completed in high school; a culmination of grade level interdisciplinary projects in grades K-8.