ERIC Number: ED296252
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Mar-28
Reference Count: N/A
Project Asset 1986-1987.
Genesee Intermediate School District, Flint, MI.
This document describes an innovative dropout prevention program, Academic Support for Students and Employment Training (Project ASSET). It explains how participants were selected from students considered to be dropout risks because of attendance, grade-level test results, or dropout history and extenuating circumstances. Three types of support provided to students by Project ASSET are discussed: (1) financial support provided in the form of job placement; (2) academic support provided through study sessions in mathematics and reading held after school, supplemented with computer-coordinated courses already functioning in the school; and (3) personal support provided through home visits and meetings with teachers, supervisors, and staff. Recommendations for program changes are discussed, including dropping the public assistance requirement, motivators for study sessions, and expansion to 9th and 10th graders and middle school students. The renovation of an old elementary school by Project ASSET participants over the summer is discussed in detail, with an explanation of how students who had previously had little or no experience in working with tools worked under craftsmen, putting up walls and insulating. Over 30 pictures illustrating the work are included. (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Genesee Intermediate School District, Flint, MI.
Note: Paper presented at the National Conference on Dropout Prevention (1st, Winston-Salem, NC, 1988).