S.U.C.C.E.S.S (School Using Coordinated Community Efforts to Strengthen Students) is a family-led organization, with the support of District 203 leadership, committed to empowering African-American/Black students and other students of color and their families to enhance academic performance, foster family-school connectedness, and ensure that everyone is welcomed, valued, and respected. We welcome anyone who supports our mission.
The idea of SUCCESS was started in 2010 when Kevin Pops, the then Principal of Naperville North, approached parents of African American/ Black students because of concerns at the school. These concerns included: (1) the achievement gap, (2) social- emotional issues, and (3) lack of a sense of community. In 2012, SUCCESS began conducting programming at Naperville North High School.
Since then SUCCESS has established additional chapters at Beebe, Elmwood, Mill St, Scott, Steeple Run, Jefferson, Kennedy, and Madison. SUCCESS presents district-wide and chapter level events and is in the process of creating cluster programming to support students and families at schools that don’t currently have chapters.
School Chapter Lead(s) Information
- Beebe Elementary
- Elmwood Elementary
- Mill Street
- Audrey Brodrick firstname.lastname@example.org
- Scott Elementary
- Amy Cox- Klug, Anthony Howard, Eric Stovall, LaTasha Stovall email@example.com
- Steeple Run Elementary
- Jasmine Gilliam firstname.lastname@example.org
- Jefferson Junior High
- Kennedy Junior High
- Shawnita Tyus email@example.com
- Madison Jr High
- Amy Cox- Klug firstname.lastname@example.org
- Naperville North
Want to start a chapter at your school – Please reach out to SUCCESSinNaperville203@gmail.com and one of the chapter leads will follow-up.
In addition, please email SUCCESSinNaperville203@gmail.com if you have any questions or would like to get involved.