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Inner City Boarding School USA 46


Business Plan

Inner City Residence Schools 36 Thomas Park South Boston, MA 02127


Executive Summary

The United States education system is in crisis. Research shows America is facing a high school dropout crisis with low income, urban and minority students most disproportionately affected. In response, nearly 1 million kids who start high school every year don't make it to graduation. At a time when federal and state budgets are tight, dropouts costs taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars in lost revenue, health care, welfare and incarceration costs.The unemployment rate for dropouts right now is anywhere from 15 to 18 percent, double what it is

for high school graduates. It represents just an enormous loss of human potential . Chicago is a good example. It has created a network of 22 charter schools that literally rescue the youngest dropouts, some directly from jail. These kids are getting a second chance to improve their reading, writing and math skills; learn a skill and how to apply for a job. The long-term answer, according to experts, is to intervene early and identify children at the risk of dropping out in the elementary and middle school grades. In Baltimore the city has put a lot of time and effort in reducing both the truancy and absenteeism rate. All these initiatives require a huge commitment of limited resources to solve issues that should be relegated to parents, under normal circumstances. However, these circumstances are nowhere near normal. Substance abuse is a chronic disease in the United States. The breakdown of the family, as well as the absence of extended families living in proximity to one another, is contributing to stress on children, especially poor children, to survive where neglect and abuse is a common childhood experience and where there are few choices for trusted, nurturing caregiver. Our common belief is that every child has potential. However, there are extreme variances between the life of the middle class child and the poor child. The focus of our project is to attempt to create a somewhat equal starting point for all children but especially those at risk due to familial deficiencies, proliferation of

drugs in their environment, lack of mentors, and lack of structure. While many urban inner city scenaios do turn out well for the student, the boarding school scenario appears to provide a unique captive learning experience for those students where the parents want the best for their children. Wealthy parents pay large premiums to get their children into the best boarding high schools. We want to provide a similar intense education for these at risk children and make them useful members of society. Our goal is to provide the opportunity to view themselves blossoming into useful, capable, good human beings. We want to apply this model to at risk children who need the motivation and encouragement to feel that they can succeed. From six months to six years, the period that Bowlby identified in his treatise on attachment disorder in 1948, that seem most important for positive growth. Our intention is to undo the harm that was effected during that term, if in fact it was, and provide a laboratory for students of education to learn, develop insight and practice the academic skills necessary to address the needs of this high risk population. This segment of American society has itself been neglected and abused for decades. We are incapable of correcting that malfeasance. However, we are able to prevent the ramifications of this policy in the future.Additionally, we have no interest in diluting, reducing or interfering in the relationship between parent and child. We are narrowly focused on the best interests of the child.


General Entity Description

Mission Statement: To provide educational opportunity, equal to those students who have all the tools and environmental factors necessary to succeed in a world where a good education opens doors to a future, to those at risk children who are in neglectful or abusive situations that require intervention to achieve the best interests of the child.

Vision: Our vision is to offer the opportunity to those who have traditionally not been able to grasp the opportunity due to various factors beyond their control, to utilize their intellectual faculties to participate in being a useful member of providing personalized education and counseling to optimize the confidence and sense of self worth while mitigating the trauma that the child has endured prior to this experience.

Objective: To make at risk children feel comfortable in their skin by facilitating constant life victories in a relatively insulated environment. Philosophy: There are no bad children. There are only bad circumstances.

Legal form of ownership: Limited liability corporation (LLC) In a litigious society, this form of ownership will empower healthy decision making in focusing on objectives while indemnifying participants from liability.



From interviews with several administrators and educators, it has been determined that 5-15% of students bring issues to their academic experience that inhibits the remainder of the class and distracts the group from learning. In cooperation with these institutions, educators, judges, social workers, psychologists and police, we will try to remove

these at risk kids from the classroom into a whole life resident facility in an attempt to teach academic skills while also focusing on their emotional and psychological needs. Teams will meet weekly to discuss progress and needs of each resident.Educators will work to help the students by day in a class never larger than 30 students. Other time will be committed to addressing any emotional or psychological problems. We hope to move students through the grades as they feel comfortable. We are focused on results to best benefit our resident. Resident advisers will be assigned to each group to empower the students to feel cared for and loved in this environment. The facility will be open 52 weeks per year and students can chose to do visitations in conjunction with the recommendations of their treatment providers.

IV. Marketing Plan
We intend to work closely with consultants, especially Jeffrey Canada, who have a good understanding of the challenges that underpriveleged students pose and the solutions to create this equal footing in educational opportunity. He was wonderfully profiled in the movie, "Waiting for Superman", about his very atypical education agendas. The only other facility similar to this is the Seed School in Washington DC. However, the critical difference is that most of the charter schools require proactive parents who havew a vested interest in their

children's education and future. This will usually not be the case with the resident students. In many circumstances, judges will be required to balance the best interests of the child with parental rights. In some cases, children who have languished in foster care or orphanages will endure less resistance to attending the facility. We are very familiar with the challenges that these children pose, such as attachment disorder, and the relentless efforts that must be committed to these children. The facility will be regional and not local, serving several communities. The facility can accomodate 360 students without sacrificing our commitment to quality. Our intent is to meet with juvenile and probate court judges, family services agencies, social workers, clergy, police and drug counselors. Our marketing focus will always be the best interests of the child and the long term impact of this policy on our society.

Our focus is to service the listed 20 cities with the highest rate of poverty in the United States. It is estimated that these urban areas include 25% of the population, or 75 million people. If each school educates 360 students, in 20 cities, then we have a population of 7200 residents. That is .000096 of the targeted population. We have endeavored to create a cookie cutter approach to solving a societal problem. Upon its demonstrated success, it can be expanded in any

area using this template. It is anticipated that states will fund these schools after five years of unmitigated success.

The company anticipates locating facilities in twenty cities. AREAS TO BE SERVED: 1. Detroit, 33.3% in poverty 2. Cleveland, 30.5% in poverty 3 3. Newark, 26.1% in poverty 4. Miami, 25.6% in poverty 5. Cincinnati, 25.1% in poverty 6. Philadelphia, 24.1% in poverty 7. Milwaukee, 23.4% in poverty 8 8. St. Louis, 22.9% in poverty 9 9. Dallas, 22.6% in poverty 10 New Orleans,22.6% in poverty , 1 11. Atlanta, 22.4% in poverty 1 12. Minneapolis, 21.3% in poverty 1 13. Pittsburgh, 21.2% in poverty 1 14.. Chicago, 20.6% in poverty 1 15.. Houston, 19.5% in poverty 16. Los Angeles,19.4% in poverty , 1 17.. Baltimore, 19.3% in poverty 1 18. Phoenix, 18.9% in poverty 1 19. Boston, 18.7% in poverty

20. Denver, 18.4% in poverty

IV. Operational Plan

We will require 12 classrooms of 500 square feet. for 30 students each. We will need 3000 square feet for administrative offices and 20 offices of 200 square feet each for 12 teachers and 8 counselors on the assumption that less intervention will be required as the children heal. Resident facilities must accommodate 720 residents, two per room, 360 rooms at 150 square feet per room. Residence advisers will require 15 single rooms of 150 square feet per room. A gym, kitchen and dining hall will add 18000 square feet to the facility. The total physical plant necessary excluding mechanical systems in the basement would be 101,000 square feet. The location would have to be convenient to teachers and visitors. The facility could be located in one of the office parks, with an abundance of utilities, in the areas or built as


Parking for 50 cars will be required as well.

The teaching staff should consist of 12 teachers with one or two substitute teachers. available. We anticipate 8 social workers/ psychologists and several independent specialist as needed. There should be a principal and an assistant principal with an administrator. 12 resident advisers as well as a physical education instructor will also be required. Additionally, there will be two custodians and 8 kitchen staff. Maintenance of the residential areas will be assigned to students to instill a sense of responsibility. These staffing requirements can vary substantially depending on suggestions from consultants and experiences at other boarding facilities. Compensation schedule 13 teachers @ 90,000 per teacher
8 social workers @ 100,000 per year Principal and assistant principal Administrator 12 resident advisers@ 40,000 per year security and reception

800,000 500,000 75000 480,000 200,000

Kitchen and custodial staff subtotal Social Security and Medicare Expense

600,000 3,735,000 285,727



* This is strictly an estimate.


Management and Organization

The facility will be managed by the principal and assistant principal. Ideally the candidate will have experience in residential facilities as well as mental health issues. The salaries are commensurate with the demands and difficulties of the job. Especially, at its inception, there will be a strong reliance on consultants to direct the process.
Each site will be overseen by a Board of Directors composed of teachers, business people. and academics


Startup Expenses

Plant, property and equipment 100,000 square feet x 150 per square foot

plus land acquisition costs x 20 sites(estimated) $600,000,000 legal fees for permits, school approvals, etc.. $20,000,000 traveling costs $1,000,000



It is estimated that it will take 3 to 4 years to build all the facilities.

VII. Financial Plan-Operational Costs

Payroll Supplies Technological Equipment Utilities Consultants Licenses, permits, fees $100,000 Total

$4,020,727 $1,500,000 $400,000 $600,000 $1,000,000

$ 7,620,727 x 20

Total system wide expenses Per Year


Education in the United States has not changed considerably over the past thirty years. The sociological dynamic has changed radically over that same period with a preponderance of broken families, women entering the work force, the movementof the manufacturing sector offshore, globalization and the evaporization of the middle class and the hope associated with that aspiration. To remain competitive in this globalized world, the United States requires the majority of its population to be the best educated in the maintain its status as nurturing innovation. It is no coincidence that Silicon Valley is a chronic hub of technological innovation. Additionally, as the United States population becomes minority white, it is all the more important to educate and train minority populations, especially those that are immersed in poverty and sociological problems. Education is the path out of this status. Education is the path to help this country transition to its new demographic and into a new era where minorities become majorities that will fill the jobs of tomorrow. And mitigate poverty in this wealthy nation. This project is a first step to give every child a healthy start to develop confort in who they are, to develop skills necessary to be gainfully employed, to mitigate distractions in schools and to provide a living laboratory where younger minds can experiment with their solutions to the problems that plague this country. This laboratory can provide and perfect solutions to similar problems that challenge the future of the entire world. We need to take the first step to solutions in order to take a subsequent step.