Midland Senior High School

      Midland Senior High School 
    XY Zone Male Involvement Program
    Program Coordinator:  Nathaniel Sarabia, XY-Zone
    Contact Information:  906 Illinois, Midland Texas 79701
    Phone Number:  689-1117
    Email:  nathaniel.sarabia@midlandisd.net  




    XY Zone Male I
    nvolvement Program is an innovative and effective leadership development peer support program developed by Communities in Schools to address the specific needs of young men at-risk for school dropout. Recent studies have shown a growing educational achievement gap between males and females with boys falling behind girls in the education system. The disparity is even great for African-American and Hispanic young men.

    Mission of XY-Zone

    The mission of the XY-Zone is to support and guide adolescent males as they journey into manhood, helping them succeed in school and prepare for life. XY-Zone staff members design the program to meet the individual needs of teen males at each campus while ensuring that participants are part of a positive “brotherhood” that works to build character and leadership. The goals of the XY-Zone are that participants will:

    • Remain in school and improve grades, attendance or behavior
    • Stop or reduce risk-taking negative behaviors
    • Increase development assets or positive behaviors
    • Increase volunteerism through service learning projects

    XY-Zone Makes a Difference

    The XY-Zone started locally at Midland High School in January 2012. Over a four-month period, the XY-Zone reached 30 students and helped all of them stay in school. Of the 30 young men involved in the program, 53% improved in academics, 23% improved in attendance and 37% improved in discipline.

    The XY-Zone already has funding to expand to Lee High School during the 2012-2013 school year.

    “While college was always in the picture, XY-Zone boosted my self-confidence and mindset to achieve beyond myself in life; therefore resulting in my decision to join the Navy.” – W. Kelley, Graduate

    “[Because of XY-Zone] I regained hope for my future in college.” – B.N., Student

    “[What I enjoyed most about XY-Zone was] talking to people that can relate to your problems.” – A.G., Student

    “[XY-Zone has] calmed me down and let me vent my anger and depression.” – S.J., Student