ERIC Number: ED477389
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Opportunities for Expanding College Bridge Programs for Out of School Youth.
Alssid, Julian L.; Gruber, David; Mazzeo, Christopher
As entitlements for students, "Average Daily Attendance" funding (ADA), Title I and Pell Grants can provide a stable funding base to support college bridge programs targeted to at-risk students and dropouts. In most states, school districts can re-enroll out-of-school students and draw additional ADA money from the state. College bridge programs draw from the current base of funding for traditional school activities, and principals may oppose use for purposes outside schools, but the programs may also increase retention of at-risk students and thus ultimately school enrollment and revenue base. Pell Grants can be linked to ADA-funded college bridge programs and easily accessed by the economically disadvantaged, but they are limited to 16 successful quarters of postsecondary education. Development of college preparation initiatives is directly in line with Title I program goals, but funding is often used to support designated school staff making reallocation difficult. Research suggests a significant opportunity for states to move forward with a college/bridge initiative for at-risk and out-of-school youth. State experience in Minnesota, Utah, Washington, and Massachusetts, suggests key components of a program model that: links community colleges and high schools; provides on-campus experience; provides college credit; includes direct transition to college degree programs; and provides basic skills and ongoing support.(YLB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Articulation (Education), College Bound Students, College School Cooperation, Community Colleges, Compensatory Education, Dropout Prevention, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Finance, Educationally Disadvantaged, Federal Aid, High Risk Students, Out of School Youth, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, School Support, Secondary Education, State Programs, Student Financial Aid, Transitional Programs
For full text: http://www.workforcestrategy.org/publications/nash_final_report.p df.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Workforce Strategy Center, Brooklyn, NY.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts; Minnesota; Utah; Washington
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Pell Grant Program