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ERIC Number: ED518482
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 151
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 78
The College Bound Program: Building Human Capacity in Underserved Youth
Lewis, Rustin Mahon
Online Submission, D.P.A. Dissertation, University of Baltimore
This study examines the role of the college access intervention program College Bound as a means of building human capacity in underserved youth. The need to prepare underserved youth to remain competitive in a global economy gained momentum as a consequence of diminished national high school graduation rates and ineffective education public policies. This study maintains that underserved students who take part in the College Bound program are re-socialized to develop the critical skills, attitudes, and behaviors necessary to attain higher education and employment opportunities. The methodological approach gave voice to the study participants. The 21 students were either current or former College Bound program participants. The students participated in a series of focus groups and standardized, open-ended, one-on-one interviews. Analysis of the data revealed that a collaborative approach is necessary to assist youth in developing the skills and behaviors needed to succeed. Indeed, the College Bound program, the community, family, and school systems collectively contribute to student success in college preparation, college graduation, and in the workforce. The following are appended: (1) Map of Washington, DC by Ward and College Bound Site Locations; (2) Alumni Data Sheet; (3) Moderator's Discussion Guide Current Students; (4) Moderator's Discussion Guide Alumni; (5) Cover Letter to Participants and Informed Consent Form; and (6) Curriculum Vitae. (Contains 20 tables and 2 figures.)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia; Maryland; Virginia