ERIC Number: ED336488
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
ScholarshipBuilder Program, Second Annual Report 1989-1990. Report No. 10, Vol. 25.
Ruffin, Minnie R.; And Others
The ScholarshipBuilder Program, an adopt-a-class program, began in November 1988 to encourage selected first-grade students to stay in school until graduation in the year 2000. Scholarships will be provided by Merrill Lynch, Incorporated, for students who go on to college, and a one-time stipend will be provided to students who enter the military or become employed full-time immediately after graduation from high school. Atlanta is one of 10 cities participating in the ScholarshipBuilder Program nationwide. Twenty-five students from Capital View Elementary School in Atlanta (Georgia) were selected, including 3 white males, 10 African American males, and 12 African American females. A social worker from the Atlanta Public Schools and a social worker from the Atlanta Urban League were assigned to work with these students, their families, and the teaching staff. Second-year program activities were evaluated and the status of students after 2 years is described. At the end of the two program years, five students had moved from the Atlanta schools, but were in other schools in Georgia. Four students originally deemed at-risk academically remained in the at-risk group, while three were no longer in this category, and one had moved into this category. Recommendations for assistance for these students and for program continuation are provided. An appendix contains an achievement profile for program students. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Black Students, College Preparation, Dropout Prevention, Dropout Programs, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Grade 1, High Risk Students, Incentives, Minority Groups, Potential Dropouts, Program Evaluation, Scholarships, Student Motivation, Urban Schools, White Students
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Atlanta Public Schools, GA. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers: African Americans; Atlanta Public Schools GA