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ERIC Number: ED126183
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: N/A
Work-Study Program, Project STAY (St. Louis, Missouri).
Gordon, Edmund W.; And Others
The work-study program at Soldan High School is part of St. Louis' Project Stay, an Elementary Secondary Education Act Title VIII funded dropout prevention program. The project, initiated, in the 1969-70 school year for a five year period has just completed its third year of operation. Three urban schools are involved in the project. The work-study program -- like the entire project --is designed to identify students who are potential dropouts, determine their individual needs, and develop programs to meet them. The students are all juniors and seniors who will have completed their state requirements for graduation by the end of the fourth year. Once identified, the potential dropouts are invited to participate in the program. They study from a revised curriculum for half the day and work at various jobs with pay the other half. In both parts of the program, they are counseled and taught by advisor-coordinators who are interested and informed concerning the student and the particular occupation. The program is exemplary for several reasons. First, and most important, it has inspired potential dropouts to become involved in school and even to plan and pursue further education. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Community Support, Compensatory Education, Counseling Services, Curriculum Development, Disadvantaged Youth, Dropout Characteristics, Dropout Prevention, Guidance Programs, High School Students, High Schools, Parent Participation, Program Descriptions, Teachers, Urban Youth, Work Study Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Communication (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: Missouri (Saint Louis)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title VIII