ERIC Number: ED367752
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Project Return: Community Education Initiative and Babygram Hospital Outreach 1992-93. OREA Report.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.
Project Return, a dual-component dropout recovery program under the administration of the Program for Pregnant and Parenting Adolescents began operating in 1990 and by 1993 had expanded to 19 sites. The Community Education Initiative operated in seven elementary schools and one satellite site to target elementary school parents of all ages who had not completed their education (the Project Return component). The Babygram Hospital Outreach component operated in 11 health care facilities to target teens who had dropped out of school or were at risk of dropping out because of pregnancy or parenting. Both components used a case management approach. The Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment collected data from a variety of sources to evaluate the programs. In 1992-93, there were 1,096 new intakes by the Return component and 2,392 new intakes through Babygram. Outcome data, available for almost all participants, indicated favorable outcomes for the majority of participants in both programs. In Project Return schools, 81 percent of clients received a diploma or certificate, were promoted or retained at work, or secured employment. Recommendations are made for program continuation and improvement. Fourteen tables present evaluation findings. (SLD
Descriptors: Adolescents, Community Education, Community Involvement, Disadvantaged Youth, Dropout Prevention, Dropout Programs, Dropouts, Early Parenthood, Elementary Secondary Education, Intervention, Outreach Programs, Parent Participation, Pregnancy, Urban Schools, Youth Problems, Youth Programs
Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment, High School Evaluation Unit, New York City Board of Education, 110 Livingston Street, Room 740, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.