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Zaff, Jonathan F.; Malone, Thomas – Center for Promise, 2016
As of 2014, four percent of all 16- to 19-year-olds in the United States had left high school without graduating for a total of 690,000 youth. The current rate of youth leaving schools represents a decline from a high of approximately fourteen percent 40 years ago. The possible reasons for improvement include improved academic measurement and…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Dropouts, Student Attrition, Hypothesis Testing
Center for Promise, 2016
This brief is based on an econometric study conducted in 2016 by Thomas Malone and Dr. Jonathan Zaff. The nation's high school graduation rate has been rising over the past decade and is now at a historic high. As of 2014, however, four percent of all 16- to 19-year-olds in the United States--a total of 690,000 young people--had left high school…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Dropouts, Student Attrition, Hypothesis Testing
Center for Promise, 2016
The number of young people who leave school before graduation continues to be a problem in the United States, with approximately 485,000 young people leaving school each year. Not graduating translates to substantial individual and societal economic, civic, and social costs. Understanding the factors that lead young people to leave school can have…
Descriptors: Stereotypes, Dropouts, Student Attrition, Resilience (Psychology)
Martinez, Linda Sprague – Center for Promise, 2016
Youth of color represent the fastest growing segment of the U.S. child population and make up the majority of the youth population in about half of the 100 largest U.S. cities. Fear, along with inequitable access to social supports, opportunities, and experiences essential for healthy development, place this group at increased risk for poor health…
Descriptors: Wellness, Barriers, Health Promotion, Urban Areas
Martinez, Linda Sprague – Center for Promise, 2016
Young people of color and young people growing up in low-income communities are at high risk for experiencing poor health. In part, this is because they have inequitable access to the supports, opportunities, and experiences that science affirms are essential for children's well-being. Wellness initiatives--holistic approaches to overall physical…
Descriptors: Wellness, Barriers, Health Promotion, Urban Areas
Hynes, Michelle – Center for Promise, 2015
"Don-t Quit on Me" examines the role supportive relationships play in promoting on-time high school graduation and helping young people who don't graduate on time re-engage with education. It examines, from the perspective of young people themselves, the roles that relationships with adults and peers play in decisions about staying in,…
Descriptors: Dropouts, High School Students, Reentry Students, Social Support Groups
Hynes, Michelle – Center for Promise, 2015
"Don-t Quit on Me" examines the role supportive relationships play in promoting on-time high school graduation and helping young people who don't graduate on time re-engage with education. It examines, from the perspective of young people themselves, the roles that relationships with adults and peers play in decisions about staying in,…
Descriptors: Dropouts, High School Students, Reentry Students, Social Support Groups
Hynes, Michelle – Center for Promise, 2014
"Don't Call Them Dropouts" adds to the large and growing body of research about why some young people fail to complete high school on the traditional four-year timeline. While a high school diploma is only a starting line for adult success, it has become increasingly clear that it is crucial for taking the next steps in college and…
Descriptors: Dropouts, High School Students, Interviews, Poverty
Center for Promise, 2013
In 2004, the Aspen Institute Roundtable on Community Change emphasized the need for a comprehensive base of information on the effectiveness of community collaborations for youth--an accessible, evidence-rich resource that could guide local efforts to bring about meaningful change. Nearly 10 years later, this need remains largely unmet. In…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Cooperative Planning, Literature Reviews, Public Health
Center for Promise, 2013
Good schools are essential, but not sufficient for the long-term academic, economic, and civic success of our nation's young people. Rather, an integrated set of supports is needed in families, in all facets of communities, and in schools. Research, community wisdom, and common sense tell us that families, schools, and the broader community need…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Child Development, Community Programs, Disadvantaged Youth
Center for Promise, 2013
The East Durham Children's Initiative (EDCI), a partnership among local government, nonprofit, faith, and school organizations, is focusing on the community's most promising resource--its children--in order to restore the city to the thriving African-American middle-class community it was throughout much of the mid-20th century. Since 2008, EDCI…
Descriptors: Community Programs, Youth Programs, Program Administration, Governance
Center for Promise, 2013
This work is part of a larger study ["Navigating and Negotiating Pathways for Success: A Thematic Analysis of the Life Experiences of Urban Youth and Their Caregivers"] of how communities come together to support young people, and how young people and their families navigate and negotiate those communities to succeed academically and…
Descriptors: Urban Youth, Experience, Caregivers, Interviews