ERIC Number: ED094055
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
Project Reach-Out, 1972-1973. Final Report.
Fredman, Norman; And Others
The Reach-Out Program served as an enriched guidance service for potential dropouts. It sought, by closer contact with the home, to improve pupil attitude, attendance, punctuality, and reading competence and to make pupils and parents aware of those services available in school and community that would facilitate learning and maturity. The program began at High School A in Manhattan in 1968. It was added to High Schools C and B, Brooklyn, in 1969 and 1970, respectively. The prime school service utilized in all three schools to improve reading was tutoring. At School B and School C the Reach-Out Program located, placed, and encouraged candidates for the Homework-Helper Program. Parents received information from the school by phone, letters, and parent program assistant visitation in an effort to improve the educational climate at home. At periodic teas and meetings parents were given information on school regulations, attendance requirements, and diploma requirements. Programs were adjusted to coincide with pupil interests, abilities, and financial needs. Circulars were distributed throughout the high schools to acquaint faculty members with Reach-Out. Anyone in the school could make referrals to the coordinators. The coordinators also observed attendance records and grade results to locate pupils having trouble. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Attendance, Disadvantaged Youth, Dropout Prevention, Dropout Programs, Guidance Programs, High School Students, Inner City, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Program Evaluation, Reading Ability, Student Attitudes, Tutorial Programs
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.
Authoring Institution: Teaching and Learning Research Corp., New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)