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ERIC Number: ED506255
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Afterschool: A High School Dropout Prevention Tool. Afterschool Alert Issue Brief No.38
Afterschool Alliance
Over one million students who enter ninth grade each year fail to graduate with their peers four years later because they drop out of school. Seven thousand students drop out of school every day, and each year roughly 1.2 million students fail to graduate from high school. More than half of these students are from minority groups. Afterschool programs are a proven way to address the issues and risk factors that lead to dropout and provide a path to graduation and beyond. Participants in afterschool programs benefit from personal skill building, academic enrichment, family outreach, engaging extracurricular activities and, in some cases, opportunities to earn income, all within a safe environment and positive peer group. Afterschool programs can prevent students from falling through the cracks, ensuring that they receive the appropriate level of attention, instruction, engagement and support to graduate from high school prepared for college, the modern workforce and life. Highlighted herein are such afterschool programs as the Colorado MESA program in Denver, Colorado; RiverzEdge Arts Project in Providence, Rhode Island; and the High School Credit Recovery Program in Wilmington, Delaware. (Contains 22 notes.) [For Issue Brief 37, see ED505159.]
Afterschool Alliance. 1616 H Street NW Suite 820, Washington, DC 20006. Tel: 202-347-1002; Fax: 202-347-2092; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serial; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 10; Grade 11; Grade 12; Grade 9; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Afterschool Alliance
Identifiers - Location: Colorado; Delaware; Rhode Island