Community Partners

McKinley Appreciates Its Community Partners


photoBeyond the Bell is a program that works to help students develop their leadership and academics, which will guide student leaders through high school on towards graduation and then to life.  The program addresses minority youth who are at-risk in areas of academics, personal lives challenges, lagging skills a social stigmas.  Beyond the Bell gives a voice back to the voiceless and encourages leadership to students who have a desire to lead. 

Mr. Dan Pledge-Johnson, MSW, and has been wildly successful in the schools fostering leadership and connection among the student leaders.  We are, now, expanding the reach of Beyond the Bell to young men and women who attend McKinley STEAM Academy.


judyKids First’s Youth Peace Project Facilitator Judy Goldberg helps mediate disputes between students or between students and staff. Our goals are to resolve conflicts, improve students’ social-emotional skills, and improve school climate.  While classes remain online, Judy will conduct conflict-resolution circles in Google Hangouts. When students return to the building, Judy can meet with students from the same cohort together, and with students from different cohorts via Google Hangouts.



Mercy Medical Center






image1Emily Brooks from Tanager Place will be supporting McKinley students this year by providing accessible evidence-based treatment to students struggling with behavioral and mental health challenges. The Tanager Place School-Based program provides support for students and families who also have additional barriers to accessing treatment outside of the school setting.