Progressive Business Publications has transformed the Cook-Wissahickon School, altering the lives of thousands of children in the process.
Progressive Business Publications (PBP) has joined the Satell Institute Collective Force as a founding corporate member by making a four-year pledge to Cook-Wissahickon Elementary School. Since PBP has partnered with Cook-Wissahickon, the school has gone from the bottom 20% of Philadelphia school rankings to the top 20%. As a result, Cook-Wissahickon now has a waiting list as students as parents see all of the amazing things being accomplished by the partnership.
PBP has played a unique and extremely successful role in Cook-Wissahickon School throughout its 21-year partnership. PBP asks Cook-Wissahickon’s principal what is needed on a yearly basis and focuses only on those initiatives. PBP does not get involved with academics or take over programs; those are left to the professionals. PBP provides three core programs to the school, the Student Mentorship Program, Before-School Program, and After-School Program. Over 40 PBP employees acts as mentors each year, offering moral support and guidance to the students who need it most. The Before-School Program provides a healthy breakfast and a safe environment for students whose families need to be at work early, while the After-School Program includes healthy and fun programs, developmental activities, sports programs, snacks, and monitored homework assistance. In addition to these three core programs, PBP funds a series of support programs that have had a tremendous impact on the school community.