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ERIC Number: ED432047
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Pages: 37
Abstractor: N/A
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A Service-Based Approach to Addressing Educational and Social Outcomes for Youth: Lessons from the Evaluation of New Jersey's School-Based Youth Services Program.
Warren, Constancia; Fanscali, Cheri
This paper uses an evaluation of the School Based Youth Services Program (SBYSP), a school-linked, service-integration program in New Jersey, to explore how school-community collaborations can achieve both educational and social, emotional and behavioral outcomes. The paper provides background information on SBYSP and then presents organizational findings from the analysis of the project's implementation. The article focuses on ways to construct a collaborative working relationship between programs and schools and details strategies, such as participating in school committees and planning and leading school events, for maintaining good working relationships with schools that host the services. Challenges faced by school-project collaborations are presented and some lessons about collaboration are offered. Profiles of the at-risk student population that enrolled in SBYSP are offered, along with an analysis of what the program can do for these children. The report gives an overview of findings from the evaluation's outcome study, with a focus on educational outcomes associated with SBYSP utilization. The text concludes that many collaborative school-linked service programs can be an effective strategy for addressing students' nonacademic needs. However, school-linked service programs cannot be expected to have strong educational outcomes unless they also have strong educational components. (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Jersey