ERIC Number: ED408547
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Stacking the Odds: A National Directory of Exemplary Programs.
Snyder, Jon D.; Spindel, Ann
A recent study found that many students have dreams for the future, but many of them are on paths that do not lead to that future. Many institutions are already taking steps to close the gap between aspirations and reality, and some of the programs that are working to stack the odds in children's favor are profiled in this directory. Educational research indicates that visits to successful programs motivates visitors by allowing them to see how the process works and by showing them the power of possibility. This directory is intended as a resource that individuals or institutions can refer to when looking for ways to help students and to locate financial aid, counseling programs, and other information. The program descriptions are designed to provide sufficient information to pique interest and to encourage a site visit. The directory helps identify programs that may support readers' needs. It is organized around the focus of project activities. Exemplary sites fall into four domains: (1) Pathways in schools; (2) Pathways into Postsecondary Institutions; (3) Pathways into work; and (4) Pathways to families and communities. Sites are also grouped into geographical clusters. Further information on mini-grants, such as the school counselor project, is also provided. Appended is a partial list of organizations listed by state who supported this work and continue to engage in efforts to promote programs that enhance education and career options for young people. (RJM)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana Youth Inst., Indianapolis.