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Tribe Scholars

Introducing Tribe Scholars!

The Cleveland Indians Tribe Scholars program rewards students in grades 6-8 who have shown grade improvement or high marks in English/Language Arts or Mathematics and consistent attendance with promotional items, tickets to a game on Tribe Scholars Day and potential mascot visits to participating schools. The Tribe Scholars Role Models component also rewards students who demonstrate respect, manners and civility to their fellow classmates and teachers with two tickets to the game on Tribe Scholars Day. We rely on teachers to identify students who have met the required criteria and to report academic data, allowing us to accurately track results and report meaningful impact.

If you are a teacher or principal interested in registering your classroom or school for the program, please email tribescholars@indians.com

Required Criteria & Rewards

Tribe Scholars is open to 6th, 7th and 8th grade English/Language Arts and Mathematics classrooms at participating schools. We rely on teachers to identify students that meet the required criteria and report academic data back to us at the end of each grading period. We will evaluate student data from the second and third grading periods, from October to December and January to March. We will host the 2017 Tribe Scholars Day at the ballpark in early May to celebrate student achievement.

If you are a teacher or principal interested in registering your classroom or school for the program, please email tribescholars@indians.com.

Required Criteria

We rely on teachers to identify students that meet the following required criteria:

  1. Achieve academic success in English/Language Arts and Mathematics:
    1. Earn an A for the grading period, OR
    2. Improve by one letter grade
  2. Demonstrate consistent attendance: maintain 93% attendance rate each grading period

Teachers must complete a Class Assessment form for each class participating in the Tribe Scholars program to report how many students have met these criteria. Class Assessment forms must be completed and submitted to tribescholars@indians.com once at the beginning of the program and again at the end of each grading period - once in November, January, and again in March.

Rewards

For Students
Each student that meets the required criteria by the end of each grading period - earns high marks in English/Language Arts or Mathematics and demonstrates consistent attendance - will receive the following rewards:

  • For the grading period from October-December:
    • Certificate of Achievement
    • Cleveland Indians goody bag filled with promotional items
  • For the grading period from January-March:
    • Certificate of Achievement
    • Two (2) tickets to the Indians game on Tribe Scholars Day, where students will be recognized on the scoreboard for their achievement

Please Note: Students may receive a maximum of four (4) tickets to the Indians game on Tribe Scholars Day by the end of the school year â€" two (2) tickets at the end of the second grading period in January, and two (2) tickets at the end of the third grading period in March. Follow-up visits to schools throughout the year will yield additional rewards in the form of promotional items and mascot or player appearances.

For Classrooms
The top participating classes earning the most rewards will be rewarded with a visit from Slider and the Hot Dogs.

Tribe Scholars Role Models

Tribe Scholars Role Models demonstrate civility, respect, and good behavior toward their teachers and fellow students. They may or may not have achieved academic goals, but their strong character is inspiring to their teachers and peers.

Class Assessment Form

Tribe Scholars Impact

On average, teachers see 20% more students maintaining good grades or improving by a letter grade in English/Language Arts and maintaining a 93% attendance rate by the end of the program. We estimate that this program directly impacted more than 500 students throughout the 2016-2017 program.