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Are you thinking about getting started with COMET? Are you curious what it might cost?

It's the age-old question (not really but just go with it), should your system be set up to automatically sign kids into a class/activity; or not? One of the most requested features we've had was for automatic sign-in. Not sure what we mean? Here's an example, if you know that every kid who attends your program between 3 - 3:30pm will be given a snack, then COMET can take any kid with a sign-in record but no sign-out record at 3pm (so anyone who should currently be at the program) will be automatically 'checked-in' to received a snack. Pretty simple, right? Maybe not.

In May we attended the New York State Network for Youth Success conference in Saratoga Springs, NY. It's always great to be in the company of like-minded folks, people all working to improve the lives of young people and help them stay on track for success in life. Their motto of  “Empower Youth Success” is spot on.

This year's theme was “School's Out, Make It Count!” - which for data people like us begs the question, what makes something count? 

Guess what happened on June 26, 1974? The first product with a bar code was scanned at a check-out counter, it was a 10-pack of Wrigley's Juicy Fruit chewing gum. Patented in 1952, the barcode took about 50 years to become commercially viable, including advances in standardized formats and scanner systems, and boy has barcode scanning sped up getting our groceries, library books and clothes home, safe and sound.

Monitor & Improve Program Effectiveness

The mission of the United Way of Greater Rochester (N.Y.) is clear and direct: Unite the good will and resources of the Greater Rochester community

Preventing Summer Learning Loss

Summer learning loss is an important topic in conversations about supporting student success.

Fred & Susan, members of the COMET engineering and customer support teams.

The COMET Team has worked hard to release many new features this year.

The COMET Team has spent many years developing our system with all the features and functions it needs to support the use of data to improve outcomes. In the last year, in particular, we have rolled out a long list of features requested by our customers.

“Healthy Michigan Today” Collaboration for Youth

The Michigan Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs is leveraging COMET to implement the “Healthy Michigan Today” program.

Improving School Attendance

Demonstrating impact: Boys & Girls Club of Rochester links club attendance to increased school attendance!

Improving Outcomes for Children With Data

Imagine a web-based application that can collect thousands of childhood variables for each child.

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Our monthly newsletter, "COMET Kindred Spirits" provides resources, best practices and information on new features to those who share COMET's passion for using data to make a difference. Keep up to date with the latest and greatest in the world of data and COMET.