ERIC Number: ED401499
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Project P.O.D.S.: Providing Opportunities for Developing Success. ERIC Digest.
Many stay-in-school programs support some individuals but do not serve the larger school population. This digest describes a project that would integrate an array of interventions for "at-risk" youth with planned organizational and curricular re-structuring activities. The project consists of 8 groups of 55 to 60 students. While the underlying goal was to reduce the dropout rate, the overall objective was to provide more personalized support for all students. The program established four goals, which included making at-risk students feel like they belong to the school community and helping such students develop the skills necessary to increase their sense of social responsibility. Thirteen activities were used to reach these goals, such as establishing support programs in the areas of peer tutoring, peer counseling, and peer mentorship and establishing school-community service projects. The program is unique in that it reaches across grades and provides services to students without segregating at-risk students. It also encompasses all aspects of the curriculum and seeks to draw together school and community resources on behalf of students. Although this program is relatively new, students, parents, and teachers have given it favorable reviews. (RJM)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Dropout Prevention, Dropouts, Educational Environment, Educational Strategies, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, High Risk Students, Intervention, Junior High Schools, School Holding Power, Student Attrition, Withdrawal (Education)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reports - Descriptive; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Student Services, Greensboro, NC.; Canadian Guidance and Counselling Foundation, Ottawa (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada