Regional Safe Schools Program

Our Safe Schools help students take ownership of their behavior, turn their lives around and get back on the path to graduation.

How we Help

West40 operates Safe Schools for kids who are up against difficult circumstances. We know that most of these are out of their control, and we believe that if we change these circumstances—offering safety, encouragement and structure in a new environment—we can change the ending to each kid’s story.

“I came to West40 as a boy. They turned me into an intelligent and thoughtful young man.”

– David, former Safe Schools student

our work
Social & Emotional Learning

Our Safe Schools teach each student to set goals, improve their behavior and take responsibility for their own future.

family events

By creating a safe, welcoming atmosphere, we get parents involved in their students’ lives in a way that some never have before.

Academics

West40 Safe Schools help students improve academically, setting them up for an eventual return to their home middle school or high school.

By the Numbers
895
Total students
have attended
our safe schools
58
average
students
per year
100%
high school
graduation
rate in 2019
13
Family
Events
annually
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The Future of Education

West40 welcomes local leaders and state legislators to learn about a radically different approach to teaching and supporting students.

Reach Out
Want to learn more about our Safe Schools? Contact West40 to see how we can help you.
Mrs. Karen Tiemann
West40 Regional Safe Schools Program Director
708-236-3250
ktiemann@west40.org