ERIC Number: ED439304
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Students Serving Students. Linking Learning with Life.
Wright, Jan; Smink, Jay; Duckenfield, Marty
The National Dropout Prevention Center designed a project, Student Serving Students, to see if students in kindergarten through twelfth grade could help other students who were at risk of dropping out of school. Communities in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina developed a variety of ways for students to meet the needs of children at risk. Success stories from these encounters form the bases for this guidebook. The results from Students Serving Students show that youth can play a powerful role in stemming the tide of dropouts. Youth can be the catalyst for involving other groups in a community around a project that unites them all towards the common goal, thus building a strong web within the community to catch those who are most at risk of not successfully completing their education. Includes a list of national resources committed to helping with dropout prevention. (Author/JDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Corporation for National Service, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Dropout Prevention Center, Clemson, SC.