Reaching Shared Technology & Outcomes for Rochester Youth

What is R-STORY?

R-STORY (Reaching Shared Technology & Outcomes for Rochester Youth) is a shared data management platform that connects data from various partners. It integrates school-based data with data provided by partner organizations. This allows us to tailor programs that serve youth, demonstrate the impact of our work, and zoom out to see the big picture with regards to youth outcomes and services in our community.

Cradle 2 Career provide project management and systems administration for R-STORY. We are active in the roll-out of the system, training of partners, and continually growing community partnerships and support for the system.



Is my organization a potential community partner? The ideal community partner serves youth directly, whether that is in group or one-on-one settings.

What could this do for my organization? R-STORY is primarily used to track student attendance in your organization’s activities. You can then view reports on the impact that has had on students’ attendance, behavior, and academic achievement at school.

How does R-STORY protect youth data? Partner organizations in R-STORY have restricted access to viewing youth data. They can only see directory information – name, grade, school, etc. – data that is not considered private. Partners who need to see more detailed data must have either a data-sharing agreement with RPS or signed data release forms from parents.

What do you mean by ‘additional databases’? Currently, data from program partners can be linked to data from RPS. It would be even more powerful to link that data to outcomes from supports like housing, food, or early education. This would help give a more comprehensive picture of the impact of our community’s work.

When can I join? Please read the timeline shared above – if you are a 21st Century Partner or Community Schools partner, you will be trained in and supported by school staff at some point in 2021. If you are a community-based partner who wants to use R-STORY to track attendance and see the impact of your work, the earliest you would be in the system would be summer of 2022. If you would like to integrate your data system with R-STORY, we may begin having those conversations at any time but would not anticipate being able to make integration plans until late 2022.

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