Model Programs Database

Life Skills Training

This list has 202 programs

100% Graduation Rate Program

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
The 100% Graduation Rate Program mission is to improve the national high school and college graduation rate of minority males through a drop-out prevention program. The goal of the program is to develop a collaboration between the business, academic, and service communities to encourage high school ...

Academy of Creative Education

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Strong Evidence * * *
The Academy of Creative Education (ACE) is a nationally recognized non-traditional non-punitive model high school that provides at-risk youth with varied options and opportunities to successfully graduate. Since 1991 (ACE) has assisted over 4,000 high school students in graduating. Educators use i...

Accelerated Schools (K-12)

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
Many schools serve at-risk students by remediating them, which often involves less challenging curricula and lowered expectations. Accelerated Schools take the opposite approach, they offer enriched curricula and instructional programs. Members of the school community work together to transform ever...

ACE Learning Centers

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
Since 2001 ACE Learning Centers has been helping students at risk of dropping out of school become high school graduates. ACE is dedicated to achievement, commitment, and excellence. ACE is a unique, nontraditional school that has successfully helped thousands of at-risk students graduate high schoo...

Achievable Dream Schools

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-Prevention    Limited Evidence *
An Achievable Dream (AAD) is a dream shared collectively by many, many individuals, organizations and businesses to help children of poverty. AAD is a nonprofit, year-round, extended day public school borne out of its founder's belief that all children can learn and succeed regardless of their socio...

Achieve Career Preparatory Academy

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
Achieve Career Preparatory Academy serves the greater Toledo area. The school has completed its first year of operation June 2010. The student population consists of approx. 95% African American, 4% White, 1% Hispanic, 97% of students qualify for free or reduced lunch. 85% of students have had more ...

ACT EXPLORE

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-Prevention    Moderate Evidence * *
The EXPLORE program is designed to help eighth and ninth graders explore a broad range of options for their future. EXPLORE prepares students for their high school course work and post-high school choices. It provides baseline information on the academic abilities of the students that can be used...

Admission Possible

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Strong Evidence * * *
Admission Possible is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping promising, low-income young people prepare for and earn admission to college. Our mission is to identify low-income high school students with the potential and motivation for college and then to provide them with four critical servi...

Adolescent Sexuality and Pregnancy Prevention Program

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-Prevention    Moderate Evidence * *
Launched in 1984 in one of the Children's Aid Society's (CAS) community centers in Harlem, the program practices a holistic approach aiming to empower youth, help them develop a desire for a productive future, and aid young people in improving their sexual literacy and their understanding of the con...

AdvancePath Academics

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Strong Evidence * * *
AdvancePath's Blended Learning Model, based on decades of research: (A) Meets Students where they need to be met--at their time of need, (B) Allows students to assume Responsibility for their education, (C) Creates Individualized Learning Plans (ILP) and Differentiates. Instruction for eac...

After School Matters

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-Intervention    Strong Evidence * * *
After School Matters (ASM) is a Chicago based nonprofit organization that provides high school students with a variety of opportunities for work-based and project-based learning through paid internships in the arts, technology, sports, communications, and other fields. The mission of ASM is to...

Agua Fria Union High School District's AIMS Intervention and Dropout Prevention Program

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-Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
This program is an example of a district's commitment to provide targeted services to students who are at risk of not completing high school. The program in the Agua Fria High School District serves students in all four high schools: Agua Fria, Desert Edge, Millenium and Verrado. Through the grant, ...

ALAS Dropout Prevention Program

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
The ALAS Dropout Prevention Model and ALAS Resilience Builder have been rigorously tested. These programs have been shown to increase school grades and credits. Both programs have been proven effective with special education students, English language learners and students from low-income communitie...

Alignment Nashville

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Strong Evidence * * *
The goal of Alignment Nashville is to improve the education and lives of Nashville's children and its future by aligning resources to Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools' strategic plan and engaging the entire community around complex issues facing our children and youth. As such, Alignment Nashvi...

Alternatives Unlimited - Palm Beach Drop Back in Academy

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-Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
There are thousands of high school dropouts in America, and all have the ability to graduate and earn a diploma. Alternatives Unlimited (AU) helps them "drop back in" with a program that fits their schedule and their needs. Mission Statement: To assist public school districts by providing innovativ...

America's Choice

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
The America's Choice School Design is a comprehensive, research based design for grades K-12. It was developed with one goal in mind; to make sure all but the most severely handicapped students reacch an internationally benchmarked standard of achievement in ELA and mathematics by the time they grad...

American Diploma Project

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Limited Evidence *
The American Diploma Project (ADP) is an Achieve initiative created to ensure that all students graduate from high school prepared to face the challenges of work and college. The ADP Network includes 35 states dedicated to the same goal. ADP is designed to ensure that all states: align high school s...

Arizona Agribusiness and Equine Center, Inc. (AAEC)

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
Arizona Agribusiness and Equine Center Inc. is an independent (charter) district that operates on four campuses. The AAEC schools offer a superior academic program that meets students where they are academically and socially, and prepares them for college. AAEC offers advanced coursework, comprehens...

AT&T/JA Worldwide Job Shadow Initiative

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
The AT&T/JA Worldwide Job Shadow is committing 400,000 employee volunteer hours to reach 100,000 students in grades 9-12. The program will bring students into the world of business through classroom instruction followed by on-site mentoring in which students get to interact with a wide range of AT&T...

Athletes Training and Learning to Avoid Steroids (ATLAS)

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-Prevention    Limited Evidence *
Athletes Training and Learning to Avoid Steroids (ATLAS) is a multicomponent school-based drug and alcohol prevention program for male high school athletes, 13 to 19 years old. It is designed to reduce or stop adolescent male athletes' use of anabolic steroids, sport supplements, alcohol, and illega...

ATLAS Communities (PreK-12)

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
A central feature of ATLAS is the "pathway": the alignment of curriculum, instruction, and assessment across a preK-12 feeder pattern, from which challenging learning experiences for students emerge. The pathway represents a commitment to providing continuity for students from preschool to high scho...

Baboquivari High School-Indian Oasis Program

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
The Indian Oasis program coordinates multiple services for students before, during, and after the regular school day, six days a week. Students attend regular high school classes during the day, then participate in clubs, after-school tutoring, the MESA science program, career and personal counselin...

Bath County Graduation Success Academy

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
The Bath County Graduation Success Academy, GSA, is a program developed by Superintendent, DPP, and the Bath County Board of Education. The program was developed to target at-risk students in the Bath County School District in grades 7-12. In the 2007-08 school year Bath County had upwards of 30 s...

BeauCARE, Inc.

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Insufficient Evidence
BeauCARE believes the future and progress of our community parallels that of our families. We provide opportunities in personal growth and development through recreational educational and advocacy programs for resident of all ages in the Beauregard Parish area of southwest Louisiana. BeauCARE believ...

Big Picture Learning

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
Big Picture Learning's mission is to lead vital changes in education, both in the United States and internationally, by generating and sustaining innovative, personalized schools that work in tandem with the real world of the greater community. We believe that in order to sustain successful schools ...

Boston Day and Evening Academy

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-Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
In the world of high school education, Boston Day and Evening Academy is truly extraordinary. An alternative public charter high school located in Roxbury, BDEA is open 12 hours a day in order to serve any Boston Public School student who is overage for high school, who has had trouble with attenda...

Box Elder Schools

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-Prevention    Limited Evidence *
Currently Box Elder School offers after school tutoring 5 nights per week. Certified teachers are available for students to get help in any subject or students can arrange to make up credit during this time. Elementary tutoring is focused on reading and math. 2 nights per week the shop is open f...

Boys and Girls Clubs of America

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-Prevention    Strong Evidence * * *
Every day Boys & Girls Clubs inspire their members. Whether encouraging young people to complete their homework, play sports or recreational activities, enter an art competition or have a healthy snack, Club staff know the important role they play in creating the wholesome environment kids need. ...

Bridges to a Brighter Future

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
Bridges to a Brighter Future is a nationally recognized college access and pre-college academic enrichment program. The mission is to equip low-income students with the tools and support needed to overcome barriers, graduate from high school and enroll in post-secondary education. Bridges accompli...

Brief Strategic Family Therapy

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
Brief Strategic Family Therapy (BSFT) adopts a structural family systems framework to improve children and adolescent behavior problems by improving family interactions that are presumed to be directly related to the child's symptoms. BSFT is a short-term, problem-focused, family-based intervention...

Brooklyn Generation School

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
The Brooklyn Generation School is a unique school, in its second year of operation. It is the first school to put the Generation Schools' model into practice. This very positive partnership allows students to benefit greatly from small-group instruction and a longer academic year. Students enter the...

Bry's Behavioral Monitoring and Reinforcement Program

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Strong Evidence * * *
The Behavioral Monitoring and Reinforcement Program (BMRP), formerly called Preventive Intervention, is a school-based intervention that helps prevent juvenile delinquency, substance use, and school failure for high-risk adolescents. It targets juvenile cynicism about the world and the accompanying ...

Buena High School Alternative Learning Center

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
The Buena High School Alternative Learning Center offers an array of educational programs to high school students. Its mission is to reduce the number of students that drop out of school prior to graduation. The center is located on the campus of Buena High School in a new facility designed to creat...

California Mentor Foundation

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Limited Evidence *
The California Mentor Foundation (CMF) was founded in 1998 to provide a unified, collective voice for California's youth mentoring programs. CMF focuses on four critical areas essential to the success of each youth mentoring program: building public awareness of mentoring; securing financial support...

Career Choices

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Strong Evidence * * *
Career Choices is an academically-based curriculum that's been repackaged in thematic format to address the developmental needs of ALL teenagers. Whether your students are headed for an Ivy League college or an entry level job, they all crave a clear sense of direction for their lives. Career ...

Career Choices: A Freshman Transition Course

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Career Choices is an academically-based curriculum repackaged in a thematic format to address the developmental needs of the early adolescent. Designed for use in a semester or year-long Freshman Transition course in either the 8th or 9th grade, students learn a critical decision-making process that...

Career Education Opportunities (CEO)

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-Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
Career Education Options Program (CEO) helps students achieve self sufficiency through education, job training, and life skills development. The program helps out-of-school youth to pursue their GEDs and/or professional technical associate degrees at local community colleges. ...

Career Pathing Breakthroughs

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Our Career Pathing Breakthrough program is a comprehensive system that provides a step-by-step process and proven methods for developing a clear career path for the teenage population. The self-exploration modules will provide the opportunity to determine specific elements of the student's ideal ca...

Caregiver's Choice

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Mentoring Children of Prisoners: Caregiver's Choice is designed to assist children faced with the challenge of having an incarcerated parent by providing access to mentoring relationships. Mentoring benefits both children and their families. Many families report that mentoring - when added to core s...

Center for Academic Re-Entry and Empowerment

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
How many of you remember back in the day when a child (this may have been you!) was seen walking the streets or hanging out during school hours? By the time that child arrived home his/her parents had received a phone call to alert them that little Johnny/Susie didn't go to school today... Truancy ...

Center for Supportive Schools

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-Prevention    Strong Evidence * * *
Peer Group Connection (PGC) is a school-based program that supports and eases students' transition from middle to high school. This program taps into the power of older students to create a nurturing environment for incoming freshmen. PGC was developed by the Center for Supportive Schools (CSS), for...

Charleston County M-GAP Acceleration Program

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Limited Evidence *
The Acceleration Program has operated since 2004-05 to provide alternative learning environments for students who have been retained and as a result, are now older than normal for their grade level. During 2006-07 and 2007-08, the Acceleration Program has consisted of three levels: the Primary Grade...

Children of Divorce Intervention Program

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-Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
The Children of Divorce Intervention Program (CODIP) is a supportive, small group preventive intervention designed to reduce the stress of family transitions and foster children's resilience and healthy adjustment to changes in family structure. CODIP helps children identify and express feelings, sh...

Chugach Voyage To Excellence Program

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
Chugach School District (CSD) is a turn-around story, emerging from crisis to success. Challenged with serving children/families in a large geographic area with vast expanses, they have emerged a leader in education reform. CSD's innovative "Voyage to Excellence" (VTE) Program has an established re...

Citizen Schools

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
A growing national network of afterschool education programs for students in the middle grades. The programs complement classroom learning by engaging students in hands on learning projects led by adult volunteers and supported by staff of professional educators....

Clark Pleasant Academy

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
Clark Pleasant Academy (CPA) is the first school of its kind in Johnson County. Located just west of Whiteland Community High School, CPA offers a fresh alternative for students on their educational path towards graduation. CPA utilizes the PLATO Learning Network to accomplish mastery of required...

Co-nect

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
Co-nect helps schools work through a structured process of school improvement, the ultimate focus of which is high quality teaching and learning. Co-nect's training and consulting services are supported by a suite of diagnostic tools, on-line learning modules, and other teaching resources. ...

Coalition for Community Schools

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Strong Evidence * * *
A community school is both a place and a set of partnerships between the school and other community resources. Its integrated focus on academics, health and social services, youth and community development and community engagement leads to improved student learning, stronger families and healthier c...

Coconino County Regional Accommodation School District # 99

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-Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
Ponderosa High School and Tse' Yatto' High School (referred to in this report in conjunction with Ponderosa) are regional accommodation schools under the direction of the Coconino County School Superintendent. The program provides an alternative path to a high school diploma to students who would ot...

Colorado Youth for a Change

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
The mission of Colorado Youth for a Change is to solve the dropout crisis in Colorado. By incorporating national research and local data analysis, CYC is charting a path to fulfill the Governor's challenge of cutting the dropout rate in half in Colorado by 2017. CYC works collaboratively with scho...

Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership

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-Prevention    Strong Evidence * * *
The Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership offers a variety of programs aimed at bringing together parents, teachers, community members, and school administrators for training, information, and experiences that help them work as partners to raise student achievement. The purpose of CIPL is to:...

Communities and Schools For Success (CS-Squared)

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Strong Evidence * * *
Communities and Schools for Success (CS²) is a Massachusetts-based educational initiative that seeks to transform the educational experience for those young people who are most under-served and disconnected from traditional educational and career paths. Started in 1993, CS² is managed by Commonwealt...

Coping and Support Training (CAST)

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Strong Evidence * * *
Coping and Support Training (CAST) is a school-based prevention program that targets young people in either middle school or high school. CAST is a 12-session, small group skills training intervention designed to enhance personal competencies and social support resources. CAST may be implemented a...

Coping Power

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
The Coping Power Program is a multicomponent preventive intervention for children displaying mild to moderate problems with aggressive behavior. The program includes separate curricula for parents and children, and is designed to take place over a 15- to 18-month period. The program is typically r...

Core Knowledge

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-Prevention    Moderate Evidence * *
Many people say that knowledge is changing so fast that what students learn today will soon be outdated. While current events and technology are constantly changing, there is nevertheless a body of lasting knowledge that should form the core of a Preschool-Grade 8 curriculum. Such solid knowledge in...

Creating Lasting Family Connections

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Strong Evidence * * *
Creating Lasting Family Connections is a program designed for parents and youth which offers training modules for both audiences. The program is designed to: improve communication and conflict resolution skills; build coping mechanisms to resist negative social influences; practice effective refusal...

CUNY Prep

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-Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
CUNY Prep is committed to developing life-long learners who have the academic, personal, and social skills necessary for higher education, expanded life opportunities, and active participation in community and civic affairs. The program offers out-of-school youth between the ages of 16 and 18 an opp...

Daylight/Twilight High School

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
The Daylight/Twilight Program serves overage students ages 16 and older who are under-credited and have academic, behavioral, social, or personal problems. The program offers a flexible schedule that allows students to attend school in 4-hour sessions from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. The program focus...

DESTINATION GRADUATION!

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Strong Evidence * * *
The Pascagoula School District's DESTINATION GRADUATION! program is part of the district's five-year strategic plan to raise high school graduation rates to 100 percent. The district has an extensive community awareness campaign that includes commercial, billboards, yard signs, bumper stickers, butt...

Diploma Plus, Inc.

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Strong Evidence * * *
Diploma Plus (DP) schools are small alternative high schools that integrate dropout recovery and prevention programs with college- and career-readiness initiatives. As stated by the program's mission statement, Diploma Plus seeks to create small high schools that "incorporate a supportive scho...

Direct Instruction Model

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-Prevention    Moderate Evidence * *
Direct Instruction (DI) is a model for teaching that emphasizes well-developed and carefully planned lessons designed around small learning increments and clearly defined and prescribed teaching tasks. It is based on the theory that clear instruction eliminating misinterpretations can greatly improv...

Dr. William W. Henderson Inclusion Elementary School

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-Prevention    Limited Evidence *
The Henderson is a small elementary school serving children from early childhood through Grade 5. Our students are from diverse ethnic, linguistic, and ability backgrounds. We are an inclusive school. Students who have disabilities learn in general education classrooms with their non disabled pee...

Dropout Prevention through Career Exploration at Howard A. Doolin Middle School

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Limited Evidence *
A Dropout Prevention/Career Exploration Program has been initiated with funding from the Project 10 Transition Grant. Through the program the students experience career exploration through hands on field trips into their communities to see the opportunities available to them. The program includes e...

Dysart Express - Dysart High School AIMS Intervention & Dropout Prevention Grant

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
The program has a three-pronged approach. Prong one is the Freshman Academy, which served a subset of the freshman students in years one and two of the grant. The goal of the program is to catch students as they enter high school and create a positive, supportive and challenging experience for them ...

Early College High Schools

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Strong Evidence * * *
Early College High Schools (ECHS) are small schools that aim to directly connect all students with a college experience and allow them to earn high school and college credits simultaneously. They offer all students the chance to earn both a high school diploma and an associate's degree, or com...

Enhanced Math in Career and Technical Education

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Strong Evidence * * *
The National Research Center for Career and Technical Education (NRCCTE) developed an Enhanced Math in Career and Technical Education (CTE) model to build more explicit, contextual math instruction into CTE curricula, and to evaluate its impact on student achievement. The model includes intens...

Failure Free Reading

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-Intervention    Strong Evidence * * *
Failure Free Reading publishes language development-based reading interventions designed for special need population learners including at-risk, alternative education, special education, and other students who have not responded to regular or remedial instruction. The programs' unique non-phonic met...

Family Solutions Program

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-Intervention    Strong Evidence * * *
The Family Solutions Program (FSP) is a family therapy program that employs a multiple-family group intervention (MFGI) format. The format is similar to an individual or family intervention in that it targets specific risk factors for change. But the MFGI format has an additional dimension in that t...

FAST Track

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-Prevention    Strong Evidence * * *
FAST Track is a comprehensive and long-term prevention program that aims to prevent chronic and severe conduct problems for high-risk children, with intensive interventions at school entry and from elementary to middle school. It is based on the view that antisocial behavior stems from the interacti...

First Job Program

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-Prevention    Moderate Evidence * *
To deter early departures of students from school due to economic pressures arising from poverty. We carry out this mission by challenging struggling, low-income students to stay and engage in school through conditional financial incentives designed to: increase attendance, improve grades, and enco...

Foxfire High School

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Strong Evidence * * *
We are a drop out recovery school that serves at-risk youth for 5 surrounding counties. We serve ages 11-22 in a non traditional setting: ages 16-22 at Foxfire High School and ages 11-15 at Foxfire Intermediate School. We have several embedded wrap around services including: social worker, drug/alco...

Functional Family Therapy

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-Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
Functional Family Therapy (FFT) is an empirically-grounded, family-based intervention program for acting-out youth. A major goal of Functional Family Therapy is to improve family communication and supportiveness while decreasing the intense negativity so often characteristic of these families. Other...

Gateway Academy High School

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
Gateway Academy is a voluntary alternative school that provides opportunities toward academic completion of a high school diploma. GAHS serves students of the Mayfield City and Graves County School Districts and qualified candidates of Western Kentucky. Our goal is to work with students and their fa...

Genesys Works

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-Intervention    Limited Evidence *
Genesys Works needs more recognition. Just by looking over the website you will be able to see how much it has done to forever change students' life. ...

Good Behavior Game

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
The Good Behavior Game (GBG) is a classroom team-based, behavior modification program designed to improve childrens' adaptation to classroom rules/authority, improve aggressive/disruptive classroom behavior, and prevent later criminality. It is implemented when children are in the early elementary g...

Good Shepherd Services

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Strong Evidence * * *
The mission of Good Shepherd Services is to surround at-risk New York City youth and their families with a web of supports that promote a safe passage to self-sufficiency. To achieve our mission, we lead in the development of innovative youth development programs; provide quality, effective service...

Graduation Coach Initiative

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Strong Evidence * * *
The High School Graduation Coach initiative, championed by Governor Sonny Perdue during the 2006 legislative session, allows each of Georgia's high schools and middle schools to employ a coach. This is the first program of its kind to be implemented statewide. The coach's primary responsibility is t...

Guiding Good Choices

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-Prevention    Moderate Evidence * *
Guiding Good Choices (GGC) is a multimedia drug prevention program (part of the Families That Care series) that gives parents of children in grades four through eight the knowledge and skills needed to guide their children through early adolescence. It is based on the social development model and ad...

Headsprout Early Reading

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-Prevention    Moderate Evidence * *
Headsprout Early Reading is a supplemental early literacy curriculum accessed via the Internet. The prekindergarten curriculum-which emphasizes phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension-is made up of forty 20-minute animated episodes, 30 stories, and 100 printable flashcard...

HEBISD Droput Prevention Program

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
Hurst-Euless-Bedford (HEB) ISD, located in the Dallas-Forth Worth, Texas metroplex, felt the pain of truancy. Between 2000-2001 and 2007-2008 school years, unexcused absences rose from 39,955 to 42,773. This rise came hand in hand with a dramatic shift in the district's demographic. During the 2000-...

High School Puente Program

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
The Puente Project is a national award-winning program that for more than 25 years has improved the college-going rate of tens of thousands of California's educationally underrepresented students. Its mission is to increase the number of educationally disadvantaged students who enroll in four-year c...

Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Strong Evidence * * *
Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection is a nationally-recognized youth development program that provides students at-risk of dropping out of school with 360-degree support, at home, at school, and on-the-job. Professional, year-round, full-time, school-based Youth Advocates are paired with students g...

HIPPY USA

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-Prevention    Moderate Evidence * *
Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) is a parent involvement, school readiness program that helps parents prepare their three, four, and five year old children for success in school and beyond. The parent is provided with a set of carefully developed curriculum, books and mat...

Hope Street Youth Development

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
For 20 years, Hope Street Youth Development has worked to create opportunities for young people to be empowered to make choices that will affect their lives and communities. Hope Street is a youth-led organization. Students and adults work in partnership to develop programs that connect the interest...

I Have a Dream Foundation of Los Angeles

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-Prevention    Strong Evidence * * *
The mission of the "I Have a Dream" Foundation - Los Angeles is to help underprivileged children become productive citizens by providing a long-term program of academic enhancement, mentoring, and cultural enrichment with an assured opportunity for higher education. The "Have a Dream" movement be...

Job Corps

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-Recovery/Reentry    Strong Evidence * * *
Job Corps is a free education and training program that helps young people learn a career, earn a high school diploma or GED, and find and keep a good job. For eligible youth at least 16 years of age, Job Corps provides the all-around skills needed to succeed in a career and in life. ...

K12

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Limited Evidence *
In this time when parents, students, and schools are under more pressure than ever to succeed, K offers many ways to do just that. With a continuum of effective, inspiring online learning options: from exceptional online courses... to blended online/classroom school programs... to full-time online p...

Keepin' it REAL (Refuse, Explain, Avoid, Leave)

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-Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
The Keepin' it REAL (Refuse, Explain, Avoid, Leave) program is a video-enhanced intervention that uses a culturally-grounded resiliency model which incorporates traditional ethnic values and practices that protect against drug use. A school-based prevention program for elementary, middle, and early ...

Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP)

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Strong Evidence * * *
The Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) is a national network of free, open enrollment public schools. KIPP schools emphasize a rigorous academic curriculum and a culture of high expectations and college-going. KIPP aims to provide students "the knowledge, skills, and character needed to succeed...

Kuder Career Planning System

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-Prevention    Strong Evidence * * *
Our Mission: To raise student aspirations and to provide career options to students and adults through self-assessment and education. Our Goal: Guide students and parents through successful 8th grade and post-high school transitions; Increase retention and graduation rates; Provide career plannin...

Kuder Galaxy Program

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-Prevention    Strong Evidence * * *
You are invited to Play, Watch, Do, and Explore! As the newest member of the Kuder Career Planning System, Kuder Galaxy is a fun and educational career awareness experience for all elementary students. Galaxy provides students, Pre-K through 5th grade, with developmentally-appropriate activities whi...

L'Anse Creuse - Riverside Academy

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
Students attending Riverside take courses that are approved by the Board of Education, leading to a L'Anse Creuse diploma. New high school course expectations, as outlined by the State of Michigan, have been integrated into Riverside's course offerings. These courses, taught using alternative teac...

LA's BEST After School Enrichment Program

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-Prevention    Strong Evidence * * *
LA's BEST - Better Educated Students for Tomorrow - is a nationally recognized after school education, enrichment and recreation program serving more than 28,000 children with the greatest needs and fewest resources throughout the City of Los Angeles. LA's BEST After School Enrichment Program provid...

Lamar Academy

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Strong Evidence * * *
Lamar Academy is home to a diverse group of at-risk students who have assumed a greater responsibility for their education by choosing to attend an accelerated, self-paced alternative school that offers flexible scheduling. Our student body is composed of Options High School and the 8th grade Trans...

Layman Center ALE

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Insufficient Evidence
According to research referenced in the Arkansas Safe Schools Dropout Prevention Toolkit, the most successful programs in dropout prevention emphasize the bond and relationship betweens students and teachers. Tim Weiss, Director of the Springdale ALE, stated that "First, you have to win their heart...

Learning Through Sports

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Limited Evidence *
Learning Through Sports is a language and math based learning system that utilizes the premises of getting students actively involved, providing practice in academic skills, leveling practice to provide for individual differences, giving immediate feedback to responses by rewarding correct responses...

Life Skills Training (LST)

Emphasis:Rating:
-Prevention    Strong Evidence * * *
LifeSkills Training (LST) is a three-year classroom-based tobacco, alcohol, and drug abuse prevention program for upper elementary and middle/junior high school students. LST is designed to prevent early stages of substance use, particularly occasional or experimental use. It provides students with ...

Linking the Interests of Families and Teachers (LIFT)

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-Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
Linking the Interests of Families and Teachers (LIFT) is a school-based intervention for the prevention of conduct problems such as aggressive and antisocial behavior, involvement with delinquent peers, and drug/alcohol use. LIFT was designed to decrease the likelihood of two major factors that put ...

Lowell Middlesex Academy Charter School

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
Lowell Middlesex Academy Charter School (LMACS) is a public school catering to students who have left school prior to graduation and those at risk of dropping out. LMACS generally enrolls students 16 to 21 years of age. Graduates of the school must take and pass the 10th grade MCAS exams in math, E...

Making Middle Grades Work

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Strong Evidence * * *
The goal of Making Middle Grades Work is to raise the academic achievement of all middle grades students to at least the Basic level, with increasing percentages of middle grades students performing at the Proficient level, as defined and measured by the National Assessment of Educational Progress. ...

MAST (Maritime and Science Technology) Academy

Emphasis:Rating:
-Prevention    Limited Evidence *
Maritime and Science Technology Academy, commonly referred to as MAST Academy is a public high school in Miami, Florida. MAST Academy is a magnet school under the governance of Miami-Dade County Public Schools . The school principal is Thomas C. Fisher II, appointed in September 2006. The academ...

Mavericks High Schools

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
Mavericks High School Model is designed to provide superior timely student analytics and real-time continuous monitoring of student performance. Comprehensive data are gathered during the student admissions process and on a daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly basis to better inform educational and...

MENTOR

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Limited Evidence *
For more than a decade, MENTOR/National Mentoring Partnership has been working to expand the world of quality mentoring. MENTOR believes that, with the help and guidance of an adult mentor, each child can discover how to unlock and achieve his or her potential. MENTOR is widely acknowledged as the n...

Mesa Unified School District OnTrack Program

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
The OnTrack program was initiated in 2002 by a MPS district administrator who recognized the need to coordinate existing services to reach students who were not taking advantage of these services (evening school, credit recovery, summer school.) The design of the program was adjusted to meet the req...

Middle College High School Consortium

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-Intervention    Strong Evidence * * *
Middle College High Schools are secondary schools, authorized to grant diplomas in their own name, located on college campuses across the nation. The Middle Colleges are small, with usually 100 or fewer students per grade level and they provide a rigorous academic curriculum within a supportive and ...

Midway Safe Harbor "Last Best Chance"

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
The LBC program is impacting students, teachers and parents alike. The positive environment surrounding the program is helping youth put a priority on education and personal goals for success. Students are comfortable working with certified teachers and youth experts aimed as helping them improve ...

Midwestern Prevention Project (Project STAR)

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-Prevention    Moderate Evidence * *
The Midwestern Prevention Project (MPP), also known as Project STAR, is a comprehensive, community-based, multifaceted program for adolescent drug abuse prevention that targets the entire population of middle school students. Its ultimate goal is to prevent or reduce gateway substance use (alcohol, ...

Migrant Education Advisor Program (MEAP)

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
The Migrant Education Advisor Program (MEAP) is a collaborative advising program in its thirteenth year of existence, between the Office of Migrant Education, the Masters in Counseling Program at Sonoma State University, and participating school districts. MEAP was modeled after a similar program...

Milton Hershey School

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-Prevention    Limited Evidence *
Milton Hershey School (MHS) is devoted to helping students in Pre-K through 12th grade develop academically, behaviorally, physically, socially, and spiritually, with an emphasis on preparing students to lead fulfilling and productive lives after graduation from MHS. Students at Milton Hershey Sc...

Mountain Education Center High School

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-Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
MECHS is an evening, self-paced, public, high school that grants regular Georgia High School Diplomas. In addition to our full-time students, we serve a population of students who take a class or classes with us part time and transfer the completed credit(s) back to the high school in which they ...

Mountaineer ChalleNGe Academy

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Strong Evidence * * *
The National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program, a preventive rather than remedial at-risk youth program, targets participants who are unemployed, drug-free and law-free high-school dropouts, 16 to 18 years of age. The National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program is a community-based program that leads, train...

Multidimensional Family Therapy (MDFT)

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
Multidimensional Family Therapy (MDFT) is a comprehensive and flexible family-based program for substance-abusing adolescents or those at high risk for substance use and other problem behaviors. MDFT is a multicomponent and multilevel intervention system. There is also a substance abuse prevention ...

Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care (MTFC)

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-Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care (MTFC) is a cost effective alternative to group or residential treatment, incarceration, and hospitalization for adolescents who have problems with chronic antisocial behavior, emotional disturbance, and delinquency. MFTC is based on the Social Learning Theory ...

Nogales Unified District AIMS Intervention and Dropout Prevention Program

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
Nogales High School designed its AIMS IDP project to leverage the grant funds to extend and expand existing programs and activities while providing additional support for students at risk, thus planning for sustainability. Therefore, the grant intersects with other programs and activities at the sch...

Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP)

Emphasis:Rating:
-Intervention    Strong Evidence * * *
Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) provides first-time, low-income mothers of any age with comprehensive home visitation services from public health nurses during pregnancy and the first two years after the birth of the child. Program delivery is primarily through home visitation, but also depends on a ...

Oklahoma Technical Assistance Center

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Strong Evidence * * *
In 1982, the Oklahoma State Department of Education began pilot programs to address a growing concern for the number of high school student leaving without a diploma. By 1992, the state increased funding to alternative education programs across the state and established an evaluation requirement. ...

Ombudsman Educational Services

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Strong Evidence * * *
Ombudsman is an alternative education program for at-risk students. Ombudsman gives middle and high students who are at risk of not graduating an accredited alternate route to earn a high school diploma. Ombudsman partners with public school districts to educate students in grades six through 12 who...

Open Circle

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Strong Evidence * * *
Open Circle is a whole-school social and emotional learning program designed to improve school climate and foster social and emotional skill development in grades K-5. Since 1987 Open Circle has reached nearly half a million children and trained over 10,000 educators. A program of the Wellesley Cent...

Opportunity School

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
The Opportunity School was recognized as a School of Promising Practices by Ohio's Governor Strickland in the commissioned report, "Supporting Student Success: A New Learning Day in Ohio," in August 2008. The Opportunity School program was developed in 1997 and served students in grades 7-10 that w...

Options Academy - Wokini

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Strong Evidence * * *
Wokini's goal and purpose is to promote educational credit recovery, through character building, for students who have barriers to education. The objectives of the program are: 1) facilitate credit recovery and academic success, 2) explore educational opportunities for all students, 3) promote posit...

Options Academy Fairfield

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
Who Attends Options Academy of Fairfield? 1. Students seeking academic success through an online program 2. Students who have a need for work-based learning 3. Students who need credits for high school graduation 4. Students wishing to graduate early 5. Students with social/emotional concerns ...

Oracle Education Foundation's ThinkQuest

Emphasis:Rating:
-Prevention    Limited Evidence *
ThinkQuest is a protected, online learning platform that enables teachers to integrate learning projects into their classroom curriculum and students to develop 21st century skills. It includes the following: a project environment where teachers and students engage in collaborative learning; a compe...

Overcoming Obstacles

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Strong Evidence * * *
Students need more than traditional academic instruction to be successful. Overcoming Obstacles ensures that educators can teach students the skills necessary to achieve this. Overcoming Obstacles includes curriculum materials, teacher training, and ongoing support. The curriculum includes 180 hours...

Parent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE)

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Limited Evidence *
PIQE was founded on two main principles; that every parent loves their child and wants a better future for them; and, that every child can learn and learning is a natural process. Our sixteen years of service, dialogue and learning from parents has reinforced and confirmed these important principles...

Parent Leadership Training Institute

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-Prevention    Strong Evidence * * *
PLTI has these goals: Help parents become the leaders they would like to be for children and families; Expand the capacity of parents as change agents for children and families; Develop communities of parents within regions of the state that will support one another in skills development and suc...

Parenting Wisely

Emphasis:Rating:
-Prevention    Moderate Evidence * *
Parenting Wisely (PW) is a parenting skills education system. The PW programs are designed to facilitate the learning of necessary skills for the healthy well-balanced raising of children from age 3 to 18. Proven to reduce problem behaviors and increase communication and family unity, PW offers we...

Parenting With Love and Limits (PLL)

Emphasis:Rating:
-Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
PLL combines group therapy and family therapy to treat children and adolescents who have severe emotional and behavioral problems. ...

Positive Action

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Strong Evidence * * *
Positive Action, a K-12 program, aims to promote character development, academic achievement, and social-emotional skills and to reduce disruptive and problem behavior. The program is based on the philosophy that you feel good about yourself when you think and do positive actions, and there is alway...

Positive Behavior Support a.k.a Best Behavior

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-Prevention    Moderate Evidence * *
Michigan's Integrated Behavior and Learning Support Initiative (MiBLSi) is designed to help schools develop schoolwide support systems in reading and behavior. MiBLSi is a Response to Intervention (RtI) model of schoolwide supports. Emphasis is placed on prevention of problem behavior, development ...

Preservation LINK, Inc.

Emphasis:Rating:
-Prevention    -Intervention    Strong Evidence * * *
In partnership with schools, colleges, companies, and community-based organizations, Preservation LINK provides a family of media arts education programs to foster critical thinking, academic engagement, and college/career exploration. These programs include Point of View, an elementary school photo...

Prevention Not Suspension

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Limited Evidence *
Prevention Not Suspension is an alternative high school program for high-risk youth grade 9-12. We aim to help youth on suspension and those in danger of suspension continue their education. We provide both academic support as well as social/emotional learning. ...

Preventive Treatment Program

Emphasis:Rating:
-Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
The Preventive Treatment Program (also known as the Montreal Longitudinal Experimental Study) is a multi-component program designed to prevent antisocial behavior of boys who display early, problem behavior. It provides training for both parents and youth to decrease delinquency, substance use, and ...

Primavera Online High School

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
Primavera is a free, accredited, distance-learning charter school serving at-risk students in urban, suburban, and rural areas throughout the state of Arizona. This online high school provides the means for students to get a high school diploma (about 2000 students) or to take courses for credit rec...

Prince William Regional Technology Academy

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
Mission Statement for The Technology Academy: To provide an educational and career opportunity for middle and high school students, ages 13 to 21, who are out of high school without having earned a diploma, and/or who have decided they cannot succeed in a regular high school setting after attempting...

Pro Vision Charter School

Emphasis:Rating:
-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
The Pro-Vision All Male HISD Middle Charter School is an innovative single-sex middle school that targets young men in grades 5 through 8 who are experiencing academic difficulty, behavioral challenges, and other issues that have not allowed them to have success in a traditional school setting. Sinc...

Process Communications, Inc.

Emphasis:Rating:
-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Strong Evidence * * *
The Process Communication Model(R) shows educators how to reach and teach every student, how to communicate with each of six different personality types in their perceptions and preferred channels of communication. It gives educators a blueprint to individualize instruction to meet each student's m...

Project COFFEE (Co-Operative Federation For Educational Experience)

Emphasis:Rating:
-Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
Project COFFEE (Co-Operative Federation For Educational Experience) was created in 1979 in Massachusetts with the purpose of meeting the academic, occupational, social, emotional, and employability needs of high school students considered at-risk. It is typically described as an alternative occupati...

Project Graduation Really Achieves Dreams (Project GRAD)

Emphasis:Rating:
-Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
Project GRAD is a comprehensive dropout prevention and college attendance program that works with high schools and their feeder schools to implement multiple reforms. Interventions are implemented that focus on classroom management, student performance, parent involvement, and graduation and college...

Project Toward No Drug Abuse (Project TND)

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-Prevention    Moderate Evidence * *
Project Towards No Drug Abuse (TND) is an interactive school-based program designed to help high school youth resist substance use. The program teaches participants increased coping and self-control skills by making them aware of misleading information that facilitates drug use. The program motivate...

Project Towards No Tobacco Use (Project TNT)

Emphasis:Rating:
-Prevention    Moderate Evidence * *
Project Towards No Tobacco Use (Project TNT) is a comprehensive, classroom-based curriculum designed to prevent or reduce tobacco use in 5th through 9th grade youth. It is designed to counteract several different causes of tobacco use simultaneously, because the behavior is determined by multiple ca...

Project Transition/Bryan Station High School

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-Prevention    Moderate Evidence * *
Project Transition has been a vital component of the educational program at Bryan Station High School since January 1992. Developed through a two year KDE grant to assist dropout prone at-risk students entering high school, Project Transition has provided a systemic and comprehensive process to assi...

Prolonged Exposure Therapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorders

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-Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
Prolonged Exposure (PE) therapy is a cognitive-behavioral treatment program for individuals suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The program consists of a course of individual therapy designed to help clients process traumatic events and thus reduce trauma-induced psychological distu...

Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies (PATHS)

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Strong Evidence * * *
The Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies (PATHS) curriculum is a multi-year, comprehensive program that promotes emotional and social competencies through cognitive-skill building and reduces aggression and behavior problems in elementary school-aged children, while simultaneously enhancing the...

Puente Project

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
The Puente Project is a national award-winning program that for more than 25 years has improved the college-going rate of tens of thousands of California's educationally underrepresented students. Its mission is to increase the number of educationally disadvantaged students who enroll in four-year c...

Quantum Opportunities

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-Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
The Quantum Opportunities Program (QOP) is designed to help at-risk youth make a "quantum leap" up the ladder of opportunity through academic, developmental, and community service activities, coupled with a sustained relationship with a peer group and a caring adult, offered to them over their four ...

Reconnecting Youth

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Strong Evidence * * *
Reconnecting Youth (RY) is a proven, award-winning program that helps high-risk youth achieve in school and decrease drug use, anger, depression, and suicidal behavior. Designed for students aged 14-18, RY is a high school-based curriculum that uses small group skills training to enhance personal co...

Responding in Peaceful and Positive Ways (RIPP)

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-Prevention    Moderate Evidence * *
Responding in Peaceful and Positive Ways (RIPP) is a three-year, school-based, violence prevention program designed to provide students in middle and junior high schools with conflict resolution strategies and skills. The goal of the program is to promote nonviolence in the school setting by teachin...

Responsive Classroom

Emphasis:Rating:
-Prevention    Strong Evidence * * *
The Responsive Classroom is an approach to elementary teaching that emphasizes social, emotional, and academic growth in a strong and safe school community. The goal is to enable optimal student learning. Created by classroom teachers and backed by evidence from independent research, the Responsive ...

Ripple Effects Whole Spectrum Intervention System

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Strong Evidence * * *
The Ripple Effects Whole Spectrum Intervention System (WSIS) is an integrated, technology-enabled system for effective, personalized, culturally competent, tiered interventions to address non-academic factors in school and life success. It is designed to enable youth-serving organizations to provide...

River Cities High School

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-Intervention    Limited Evidence *
River Cities High School (RCHS) is an alternative school for students identified as at-risk to fail to graduate from High School. Success at RCHS is based on the concept that students need to make individual changes to improve their lives. Students work through a process of change as part of the cur...

Ronald C. Bauer Charter High School, AIBT, Inc.

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
In 2005-06, the school began a CTE program focusing on medical careers and added ninth and tenth grades. The ADE grant helped them to transition into the CTE program. The philosophy behind the change was connecting a diploma with a career and future earnings. Their focus now is to help students thin...

Roots of Empathy

Emphasis:Rating:
-Prevention    Strong Evidence * * *
Roots of Empathy is an evidence-based classroom program that has shown dramatic effect in reducing levels of aggression among schoolchildren by raising social/emotional competence and increasing empathy. The program reaches elementary schoolchildren from Kindergarten to Grade 8. In Canada, the progr...

Rutgers T.E.E.M. Gateway

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
The Youth Education and Employment Success (Ye2s) Center seeks to improve measurably the quality of life of Newark youth by expanding their educational, vocational, and employment opportunities. Under a unified collaboration among the City of Newark, Newark Public Schools, Communities In Schools, NJ...

S.T.A.R. Academic Center (Students Taking Alternatives Routes)

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
The dropout prevention grant at S.T.A.R. supplements its many ongoing activities and its purpose is twofold. The first is to provide research-based strategies for students in the S.T.A.R. Alternative High School to improve academic achievement and reduce dropout rates among young people with signifi...

Safe Dates

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-Prevention    Moderate Evidence * *
Safe Dates is a school-based middle and high school program designed to stop or prevent the initiation of psychological, physical, and sexual abuse on dates or between individuals involved in a dating relationship. The program goals are to change adolescent dating violence norms, change adolescent g...

Sarah Pyle Academy for Academic Intensity

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Strong Evidence * * *
The mission of the Sarah Pyle Academy for Academy Intensity is to provide a select student population with an innovative, challenging and technologically advanced non-traditional high school environment that will assist each student to achieve the ultimate goal of earning a high school diploma and b...

School Transitional Environment Program (STEP)

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
The School Transitional Environmental Program (STEP) is based on the Transitional Life Events model, which theorizes that stressful life events, such as making transitions between schools, places children at risk for maladaptive behavior. Research has shown that, for many students, changing schools ...

Schools and Families Educating Children (SAFE Children)

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-Prevention    Moderate Evidence * *
Schools and Families Educating Children (SAFE Children) is a community- and school-based program that helps families manage educational and child development in inner-city communities where children are at high risk for substance abuse and other problem behaviors. The program aims to help children m...

Select Media, Inc.

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Strong Evidence * * *
Select Media is producer, publisher distributor of award-winning and evidence-based programs. Our mission is to create and disseminate materials effective in promoting positive health behaviors among communities at-risk. Our curriculum and media materials are based on extensive research conducted by...

SIATech

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Strong Evidence * * *
The School for Integrated Academics and Technologies (SIATech®) is an award-winning dropout recovery program. SIATech is a charter high school that excels at identifying student strengths and individualizing instruction to meet each student's needs and goals. The school's safe and caring setting ena...

Sierra Vista Academy

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-Intervention    Limited Evidence *
Our staff at Sierra Vista Academy (an alternative school) is committed to maintaining a proactive environment in which students who have not achieved success in the traditional environment feel valued, secure, and self confident. We serve students who have a documented history of disruptive behavior...

SOAR (Skills, Opportunities, and Recognition)

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-Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
The Skills, Opportunity, and Recognition (SOAR) program has its roots in the Social Development Model, which posits that positive social bonds can reduce antisocial behavior and delinquency. It is a multidimensional intervention designed for the general population and high-risk children who are atte...

Spaulding Youth Center

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-Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
Spaulding Youth Center, located in Northfield, NH, serves children and youth with a range of challenges including autism, neurological impairments, neurobehavioral disorders, behavioral difficulties, emotional disabilities, post traumatic stress disorder, and learning and developmental disabilities....

Steubenville City Schools

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
The Steubenville School District was once located in a thriving city, but due to unemployment and losing population has one of the highest populations of low- income and minority students in the state. This has led to changes in its operating system during the past 10 years. All of the elementary sc...

Strengthening Families Program

Emphasis:Rating:
-Prevention    Limited Evidence *
The Strengthening Families Program (SFP) is a family skills training program that involves weekly classes for children ages 3-5, 6-11, and 12-16 and their families. The program uses family systems and cognitive behavioral approaches to increase resilience and reduce risk factors. It seeks to improve...

Strengthening Families Program for Parents and Youth 10-14

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Limited Evidence *
The Strengthening Families Program for Parents and Youth 10-14 (SFP 10-14) is an adaptation of the Strengthening Families Program. The video-based program aims to reduce substance use and behavior problems during adolescence through improved skills in nurturing and child management by parents and im...

Student Paths Program

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Limited Evidence *
Student Paths is a program school districts implement in their classrooms to help their students transition from high school to their future. Post-secondary options, corporations and trade associations sponsor the program, marketing themselves to a captive classroom audience during a critical time a...

Success for All

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-Prevention    Moderate Evidence * *
Success for All was developed to help all elementary school students achieve and retain high reading levels. The curriculum balances phonics and meaning-oriented approaches and includes story discussion, vocabulary, and comprehension assignments that progress through a set sequence of reading materi...

SUCCESS for Teens

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-Prevention    Limited Evidence *
SUCCESS Foundation engages in the no cost distribution of the SUCCESS for Teens personal development/life skills program to schools, churches and non-profit youth organizations. The program is intended to inspire youth to become the achievers and leaders of tomorrow. ...

T.E.E.M Gateway

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
Rutgers Transitional Education and Employment Management (T.E.E.M.) Gateway is a "one-stop center" that provides education and employment assistance, juvenile mentoring, and referral/support services to the most disconnected youth of New Jersey. Key target areas include Essex, Mercer, Ocean, Passaic...

Talent Development High Schools

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Strong Evidence * * *
The Talent Development High School model is an education reform initiative that aims to improve the academic achievement of students in large, nonselective, comprehensive high schools. In operation at 33 high schools in 12 states across the country, the approach encompasses five main features: small...

Talent Development Middle Grades Program

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-Prevention    Strong Evidence * * *
The Talent Development Middle Grades program provides ongoing, grade- and subject-specificteacher support and professional development; standards-based, research-based curriculum in four core subject areas; integrated extra help for students; more productive relationships through small learnin...

Target New Transitions

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Limited Evidence *
Target New Transitions (TNT) is an on-site high school freshmen intervention that reduces Chicago's escalating drop out statistics while simultaneously providing meaningful community-based employment for highly qualified college students. TNT pairs bright college students, who are professionally tra...

Teen Outreach Program (TOP)

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-Prevention    Moderate Evidence * *
Wyman's Teen Outreach Program (TOP) is an evidence-based, national youth development program designed to prevent adolescent problem behaviors by helping adolescents age twelve through eighteen develop healthy behaviors, life skills, and a sense of purpose. TOP uses volunteer community service to red...

The Academy located at Hickory Hollow

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-Recovery/Reentry    Strong Evidence * * *
The Academy located at Hickory Hollow is a Simon Youth Academy. It is a non-traditional school for students 17-21 who would like to earn a high school diploma. The Academy is a school with a rigorous and accelerated curriculum. Students who attend the school may earn up to 2 high school credits or m...

The Classrooms for the Future

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
The purpose of the Classrooms for the Future (CFF) initiative is to transform Pennsylvania's high schools, making them more engaging and more responsive to the economic challenges presented by globalization. This high school reform initiative is designed to: enhance teaching and learning, enha...

The Corps Network/ Service and Conservation Corps

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-Prevention    Strong Evidence * * *
Corps are state and local programs engaging primarily youth and young adults (ages 16-25) in service. The majority of Corpsmembers come to Corps looking for a second chance to succeed in life. In return for their efforts, Corpsmembers receive guidance by adult leaders who serve as mentors ...

The Georgetown School

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
The Georgetown School is an alternative education center that provides a supportive educational environment for students (in grades 6 through 12) that are at-risk for academic failure due to issues of truancy, discipline, and poor decision making skills. The Georgetown School utilizes strong communi...

The Incredible Years

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-Prevention    Strong Evidence * * *
The Incredible Years program features three comprehensive, multifaceted, developmentally-based curricula for parents, teachers, and children. The program is designed to promote emotional and social competence and to prevent, reduce, and treat aggressive, defiant, oppositional, and impulsive behavior...

The Jason Project

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-Prevention    Moderate Evidence * *
The JASON Project connects students with great explorers and great events to inspire and motivate them to learn science. Our award winning curricula: Embed cutting-edge research from NASA, NOAA, the U.S. Department of Energy, the National Geographic Society and other leading organizations. A...

The National CARES Mentoring Movement

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Limited Evidence *
The National CARES Mentoring Movement has one purpose: to end the state of emergency in Black America by connecting you and other caring adults in your network to the mentoring opportunities presently in your community. The goal of National CARES is to recruit dedicated men and women who will commit...

The National Network of Youth Ministries

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Limited Evidence *
The National Network of Youth Ministries is a coalition of the nation's leading Christian youth-serving organizations and denominations collectively serving more than 100,000 churches, 250,000 adult youth workers/mentors and more than 3,000,000 teenagers. This coalition is represented in virtually e...

The Odyssey School

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-Prevention    Limited Evidence *
The Odyssey School is a dynamic Expeditionary Learning community dedicated to fostering each child's unique potential and spirit of adventure through exemplary standards of character, intellectual achievement, and social responsibility. The Odyssey School is chartered by Denver Public Schools. As a ...

The Partnership for Results

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Strong Evidence * * *
The Partnership for Results is an innovative quasi-governmental entity dedicated to promoting the positive social, emotional, and educational development of youth and their families. Directed by leaders of public education, mental health, social services, health, and law enforcement agencies in Cayu...

TLC at Neshaminy (Formerly Tawanka Learning Center)

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
TLC @ Neshaminy a public alternative school serving Neshaminy School District.The program is relationship based. Students generally exhibit one or more at-risk factors. Approximately 15% of the students have IEPS. Several Once identified and after RTI has been implemented, the social worker presen...

Too Good for Violence

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-Prevention    Strong Evidence * * *
Too Good for Violence (TGFV) is a school-based violence prevention/character education program that improves student behavior and minimizes aggression. TGFV helps students in kindergarten through 12th grade learn the skills they need to get along peacefully with others. In both content and teaching ...

Tools for Getting Along: Teaching Students to Problem Solve

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-Prevention    Limited Evidence *
Tools for Getting Along is designed to help upper elementary school teachers establish a positive, cooperative classroom atmosphere. Tools for Getting Along enables students to become effective, proactive problem solvers as they encounter social challenges. Its instructional focus is on understandin...

Transfer High Schools

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
In New York City, there are nearly 140,000 young people who have dropped out or are significantly off-track for graduation. Good Shepherd Services' transfer high schools offer these young people a second chance to complete their educations. Based on more than 25 years of work with this population,...

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

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-Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral (TF-CBT) is a psychotherapeutic intervention designed to help children, youth, and their parents overcome the negative effects of traumatic life events such as child sexual or physical abuse; traumatic loss of a loved one; domestic, school, or community violence; ...

Triple P America

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-Prevention    Strong Evidence * * *
Triple P draws on social learning, cognitive-behavioral and developmental theory, as well as research into risk and protective factors associated with the development of social and behavioral problems in children. The program's multi-level framework aims to tailor information, advice and prof...

Tutor/Mentor Connection

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-Prevention    Limited Evidence *
The mission of the Tutor/Mentor Connection (T/MC) is to provide an organized framework that empowers and encourages adult volunteers to contribute their time, effort, ideas and advocacy toward creating life-changing solutions for children in educationally and economically disadvantaged areas. Thi...

Ulysses Career Learning Academy

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
Ulysses Career Learning Academy is a charter school that was started to address the high drop-out rate in our small city. Our academic classes are taught through a computer program with teachers in the classroom to monitor students and help them when they have difficulty understanding the content. ...

Upper Classman Mentoring Program (Freshman Focus)

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Limited Evidence *
Freshmen Focus contains two components - Freshmen Orientation Camp and a curriculum that is implemented during the school year. The camp takes place in the week just before the start of school; while the class runs throughout the school year. During the year, student leaders lead the class porti...

Upward Bound Math-Science

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-Prevention    Strong Evidence * * *
The US Department of Education developed a math and science initiative within Upward Bound (UB) to address the under-representation of low-income and minority students in math and science careers. Added to the federal TRIO programs 280 in 1990, Upward Bound Math-Science (UBMS) provides grants ...

Valley High School

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Strong Evidence * * *
Valley High School was recently awarded the distinction of being named a "high-achieving turnaround" school by the federal government. The campus id redesigned into small learning communities with each group of students having the same core group of teachers who work as a team to address the needs o...

Washington State Achievers

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Strong Evidence * * *
The Washington State Achievers (WSA) program was created by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as a model that integrates high school reform, early college awareness, and college advising, mentoring, scholarships, and student supports. This program targeted 16 high schools in Washington State...

West Allis West Milwaukee Learning Center

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Insufficient Evidence
Our program serves 210 students including teen parents, adjudicated youth, credit deficient youth, youth with mental health, and youth with AODA issues. 60+% of our students are minority, 95+% receive free or reduced lunch. We offer programs for credit recovery, service learning, community outreach,...

Why Try Program

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
The Why Try Program is a strength-based approach to helping youth overcome their challenges and improve outcomes in the areas of truancy, behavior, and academics. Youth are taught social and emotional principles through a series of 10 pictures that teaches a discrete principle. These visuals are the...

WINGS Academy at Flagstaff High School

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
The Wings Academy at Flagstaff High School (FHS) targets entering freshmen who are academically at risk. The program offers academic and behavioral interventions during part of the school day, while maintaining the students' freedom to explore a wide range of course offerings outside the Academy. Fl...

Work, Achievement Values & Education (WAVE) In Schools

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Strong Evidence * * *
WAVE In Schools is for students in grades 9-12 who would benefit from a more supportive classroom, experiential instruction, and content relevant to success in school, careers, and life. Schools can operate a distinct WAVE class, use the advisory period, or infuse WAVE into academic classes. The...

Youth Build USA

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
YouthBuild is a youth and community development program that simultaneously addresses core issues facing low-income communities: housing, education, employment, crime prevention, and leadership development. In YouthBuild programs, low-income young people ages 16-24 work toward their GEDs or high sch...

Youth Mentoring Connection

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Insufficient Evidence
YMC's proven group and 1:1 mentoring, extensive staff monitoring, life skills workshops, and parental involvement produces exemplary outcomes for our youth, such as improvement in school grades, graduating from high school, problem solving and communication skills, self-esteem, and staying away from...