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ERIC Number: ED451460
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
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Evaluation of the Seniors Offering Support Program of Hoover City Schools.
Petri, Cynthia J.; Geiger, Brian F.; Boling, Whitney; Hartline, Anne; Powers, Catherine
Efforts of one school system in Alabama to respond to students' self-reports of participation in at-risk behaviors are examined. The Seniors Offering Support (SOS) program was designed to deal with these problems. The program aimed towards fostering student resiliency in an attempt to create healthy decision making. The program attempted to positively affect: (1) transition and mobility issues; (2) academic failure; (3) family management problems; (4) anti-social behavior; and (5) low neighborhood attachment and community disorganization. Seniors were matched with families to provide support; serve as role models; offer advice; and be an active listener. The other component of the program, Seniors as Tutors, offered students grades K through 11 with assistance completing class assignments during school hours at least once per week. Data collected on program participants showed favorable results. It concludes that intergenerational programs in the future should include careful documentation of efforts to recruit and retain students, families, and volunteers; evaluate training materials; administer assessment tools consistently; and report impacts. (Contains 15 references.) (JDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Alabama