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What Works Clearinghouse, 2010
The "National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program" is a residential education and training program designed for youth ages 16 to 18 who have dropped out of or been expelled from high school. During the 22-week residential period, participants are offered GED preparation classes and other program services intended to promote positive youth…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, At Risk Students, Job Skills, Leadership
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2009
The study examined whether participating in the "National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program", a quasi-military residential/mentoring program for dropouts, improved the educational and other outcomes of at-risk youth. The study analyzed data on about 1,000 16- to 18-year-old high school dropouts enrolled in 10 ChalleNGe programs throughout…
Descriptors: High School Students, Mentors, Program Evaluation, Dropouts
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2009
"YouthBuild" offers low-income youth both education and job training services. "YouthBuild's" education component emphasizes attaining a GED or high school diploma, typically in alternative schools with small class sizes and an emphasis on individualized instruction. In "YouthBuild's" job-training program,…
Descriptors: Social Support Groups, Educational Needs, Homeless People, Dropout Prevention