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                    Parent Immersion Workshops 
 K.I.S.S. stands for Kids ISuccessful Schools

K.I.S.S. Begins at Home returns parents, educators and students to the wholesome value driven ideas of yesteryear when parents were really a child's first teacher with a mix of new fangled ideas for the 21st century. Request a brochure or  FREE CONSULTATION at ida@upliftinc.org

Parent attendance, at these academic based events, increased.
Parent involvement increased.
Those schools are seeing academic improvement

K.I.S.S. BEGINS at HOME Workshop Series for Your School, School District, Corporation and Community Organization

Here are specific school results:

Current Successful School/ Parent Workshops

Burton International

  • Increased MEAP Math proficiency scores 2013 by 33.5%.
  • Increased MEAP Math proficiency scores 2012 by 31.47%.

John R. King Performing Arts

  • Increased MEAP Math proficiency scores 2013 by 225%.
  • Increased MEAP Science proficiency scores 2013 by 181%.
  • Increased MEAP Math proficiency scores 2012 by 300%.

Harper Woods Middle/ High School

  • Invention Adventure Summer Camp refined at Harper Woods High Summer 2013
  • Invention Adventure Summer Camp piloted at Harper Woods High Summer 2012

In School Turnaround

John R. King Performing Arts

  • Increased MEAP Math proficiency scores 2013 by 225% and 2012 by 300%.
  • Increased MEAP Science proficiency scores 2013 by 181%.

Detroit School of Arts
  • Increased MME Math proficiency scores 2008 by 38.43%
  • Increased MME Science proficiency scores 2008 by 15.89%
Hustle & TECHknow Preparatory High School (H&T)
  • Piloted this cyber school in 2006 for high school dropouts/ adjudicated youth in the Compuware headquarters
  • Compiled Reading class that moved student collective Lexile reading levels 3.6 grades from 4.2 to 7.8
  • Recruited 600 students for 93 slots at contract school
  • Sent three quarter finalists out of 79 to the National Vocabulary Championship
  • 80% graduation rate, 100% post-secondary matriculation
  • Won Educational Program of the Year 2007, Automation Alley; First Wayne County school to win award
Duke Ellington Conservatory of Music and Art
  • Increased MEAP Middle School Reading proficiency scores 2005 by 90.9%
  • Increased MEAP Middle School Math MEAP proficiency scores 2006 by 331.25%
Hanstein Elementary
  • Increased MEAP Math proficiency scores by 2003 by 76.72%
  • Increased MEAP Reading proficiency scores 2003 by 177.94%
Family Fun Nights
1997-2002 School Year
  • Implemented fun academic activities in 60 schools

    Our goal is to power real education reform.

    Join the Movement!!!!!
    Paperback version released
    Discounts available for quantities above 50
    Ida Byrd-Hill, our President, authored K.I.S.S. Begins at Home, to share her first-hand knowledge of solutions to the problems parents face when they interface with schools and how they can initiate those solutions from home to prepare their children for a career in Corporate America. She knows what Corporate America seeks to employ having served in Executive Search, Finances, Human Resources and Sales for 20 years. She knows how to prepare students for the global competition of the real world.

    Ida Byrd-Hill was highlighted in Essence Magazine in a 3 page article titled, Helping our Children Achieve Excellence, May 2010 celebrating her educational advocacy as a single mother, having successfully created an alternative high school that provided 100 students the high quality education she provided for her own twins that she navigated through Detroit Public School. Her twins matriculated to Rochester Institute of Technology pursuing a major in New Media/ Software Engineering and Western Michigan University pursuing a major in Marketing. Her son was recognized as one of the top scholarship recipients at Detroit School of Arts Graduation Ceremonies 2011. These tips worked for her and 180 other families. They are sure to work for you.

    Schedule a workshop, Organize a book club for Parents in your School, Church, Community Organization or Corporation. Read, discuss and implement it together. When parents are worried about their children, they are not productive citizens, employees or members.

    These workshops can be utilized to educate parents, students and staff. These presentations are sure to move audiences to action. Our staff teaches the sessions based on their expertise.


    To schedule, Call 313-444-4885

    or send email ida@upliftinc.org

    This offer valued at $1000 expires 9/20/2016

    Does not include airfare or lodging for workshops outside Detroit Metropolitan area.

    For a detailed description of school based activities or to schedule either a physical/ web based consultation contact us at 313-444-4885 or ida@upliftinc.org