Model Programs Database

Moderate Evidence of Effectiveness Programs

This list has 131 programs

100 Black Men of DeKalb, Leadership Academy

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-Prevention    Moderate Evidence * *
The leadership Academy is a mentoring and enrichment program that focuses on providing a series of structured educational activities to young boys and girls in grades six through twelve from the DeKalb County School system. Through structured educational activities, these students learn essential pe...

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 ...

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...

Acellus Learning System

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
Acellus courses are interactive, self-contained educational programs that carefully guide the student through each lesson. The interactive features of Acellus are used to identify "holes" in the students' knowledge and understanding of specific concepts. Acellus then interactively provides specifi...

Achieve 3000

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
Achieve3000's vision is to break down the barriers that prevent children from reading, writing and learning to their full potential through one- on-one differentiated instruction, one motivating and equalizing discussion topic for the entire class, and one click reporting and management tools for th...

Across Ages

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
The Across Ages program uses older adults as mentors for youth. Originally designed solely as a school-based program, the program's design now uses a wide-ranging prevention strategy suitable for a variety of settings during both school time and out-of-school time. The program targets its supports t...

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...

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...

Adolescent Transitions Program (ATP)

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
The Adolescent Transitions Program (ATP) is a multilevel, family-centered intervention targeting children who are at risk for problem behavior or substance use. Designed to address the family dynamics of adolescent problem behavior, it is delivered in the middle school setting to parents and their c...

AIMS INTERVENTION/DROP-OUT PREVENTION

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
The Nogales High School program targets students who have not passed the AIMS on the first attempt. Much of the funding is geared toward providing extended-time opportunities in the form of classes and/or tutoring, adult mentoring, the purchase of supplemental materials geared toward struggling stud...

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...

America Can!

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
America Can! is a non-profit organization operating public charter high schools throughout the country. America Can! academies provide a second-chance education for at-risk youth - kids who have dropped out or are at-risk of dropping out of school. Students learn in a non-threatening environment, re...

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...

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...

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...

Big Picture Learning

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-Prevention    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 ...

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 ...

Boulder Preparatory High School

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
Boulder Preparatory High School is currently being evaluated based on: Academic Achievement, Academic Growth, Post-Secondary Readiness and Student Engagement. Over the last 15 years, 100% of our graduates have been accepted to college with over 60% matriculation rate. The graduating classes have ave...

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...

Bright Future Program

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
The Bright Future Program is a Running Start funded program serving students from all area high schools. The Bright Future program gives students an opportunity to start their college courses early by allowing qualified high school students access to accredited programs at Seattle Vocational In...

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...

Byrkit High ERC

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
Byrkit High ERC is an interlocal high school, serving students from the School City of Mishawaka and Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation. Our mission is to provide each student with the resources and support necessary to successfully complete a high school diploma, develop life skills, and obtai...

C-Tech Certified Programs

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
These industry recognized certification programs prepare students for entry-level employment in the field of telecommunications connectivity. Several industry partners in the telecommunications and connectivity fields have approved the certification for content and applicability. Program objective...

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. ...

Chandler Park Academy

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-Prevention    Moderate Evidence * *
Our mission is to deliver unparalleled academic excellence through character development and leadership. This is done by successfully engaging parent and community involvement and utilizing the best available teaching methods and strategies. Special focus is placed on those geared toward the urban c...

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....

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 of Essential Schools

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The fundamental philosophy of CES is that each school community determines how best to implement 10 common principles in their school. These principles are: learning to use one's mind well, less is more, depth over coverage, goals apply to all students, personalization, student as worker, teacher as...

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Child Sexual Abuse

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-Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Child Sexual Abuse (CBT-CSA) is a treatment approach designed to help children and adolescents who have suffered sexual abuse overcome posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and other behavioral and emotional difficulties. The program helps children to: le...

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...

Community for Learning

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School is not the only place where students learn. They learn in a variety of environments, including libraries, museums, workplaces, and their homes. Community for Learning links the school to these and other institutions, including health, social services, and law enforcement agencies. ...

CompassLearning Odyssey

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
CompassLearning's online solutions assess student performance, automatically prescribe appropriate curriculum activities to help increase students' academic performance, and report the progress of students individually and in groups. The program is flexible and adaptable by districts to create a pro...

Computer Based Instruction

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-Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
Educational Options, Inc., is a for-profit educational technology firm that understands the need for innovative learning strategies for today's youth. It provides an Internet-delivered school curriculum of 31 high school and middle school courses. The NOVEL/STARS curriculum has been integrated wi...

CONNECT

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
The Connect program located in Horry County Schools in South Carolina, makes it possible for over-age, at-risk students to graduate from high school in three years with the marketable skills that employers are seeking. These students meet the same diploma requirements and take the same standardized ...

Connections

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
The Edmonds School District Connections in-school program meets the needs of high risk students and those who are at risk of dropping out of school. The Connections program identifies high risk students including: foster care, homeless, involved in the juvenile justice system, special education an...

Content Literacy Continuum

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
The Strategic Instruction Model (SIM) Content Literacy Continuum (CLC) focuses on helping secondary schools develop and sustain comprehensive and integrated literacy programs. This school improvement process is led by a SIM Implementation Team with extensive experience in secondary literacy. The tea...

Coordinated Career Academic Education (CCAE)

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-Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
Coordinated Career Academic Education (CCAE) and Project Success (PS) are support services designed for students from special populations as identified in the Federal Carl D. Perkins legislation. Through participation in a CCAE and/or PS program, students who are identified as at-risk of dropping ou...

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...

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...

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...

Douglas High School D-PASS (Dropout Prevention, AIMS and School Success)

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
Having begun as alternative school and credit recovery programs in the Fall of 2007, our initiative has expanded to a school-wide reform effort. Our school-wide efforts include Intervention embedded within the school day for all students who are struggling with low grades in current classes or have...

EnterprisePrep

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-Prevention    Moderate Evidence * *
Student-Owned Enterprises offer at-risk youth the opportunities of entrepreneurship with the responsibilities of business ownership. A learning community of enterprising practice creates the context for real business ownership. A class or club invests in, operates and manages a simple retail b...

Family Matters

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-Prevention    Moderate Evidence * *
Family Matters is a home-based program designed to prevent tobacco and alcohol use in adolescents. The program is delivered through four booklets mailed to the home and follow-up telephone calls to parents by health educators. The booklets contain lessons and activities designed to motivate familie...

Federal Way School District Family Partnership Office

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
The Family & Community Partnership Office of the Federal Way School District was established to give family members more district, school and state level opportunities to partner, support, design and help monitor the effectiveness of the district's efforts to raise student achievement through a comm...

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...

Foundations, Inc. Job Resource & Development Center (JRDC)

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
The Job Resource & Development Center (JRDC) is a proven model for job and life skills programming. The JRDC program exposes students to the world of work. Through intensive preparation and training, follow-up mentoring, and part-time job placement, students acquire new skills and begin exploring ...

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...

Gateway to College National Network

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-Prevention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
Gateway to College, developed in 2000, is an innovative dual credit program to reconnect high school dropouts and student not on track to graduate with their education. This successful early college model allows colleges and school districts to work together applying K-12 funding to sustain Gateway...

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...

Grossmont Union High School District

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
We believe that all students can learn and succeed in high school. With early identification of students at risk for academic failure, interventions are put into place to reduce the number of future dropouts. Students are provided many options and interventions to meet their individual educational n...

Guidance N Action

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Guidance N Action is preparation endowed with an infinite affiliation for success. This program is designed to cultivate the traditional stance of public school life to an elevated advancement that involves closing the gap between the children that are celebrated and those that are tolerated. The gu...

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-...

Helping the Noncompliant Child (HNC)

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
Helping the Noncompliant Child (HNC) is a parent skills training program aimed at teaching parents how to obtain compliance in their children to reduce conduct problems and prevent subsequent juvenile delinquency. The program, designed for parents and their children, is based on the theoretical assu...

High School Completion Program

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
In 2006, the Vermont Legislature established the HSCP to provide enrolled and un-enrolled youth, ages 16-21 inclusive, with educational services of the scope and rigor needed for the attainment of a high school diploma. This program allows a student, in collaboration with the Adult Education & Liter...

High Scope Primary Grades Approach to Education

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-Prevention    Moderate Evidence * *
HighScope Educational Research Foundation is an independent nonprofit research, development, training, and public outreach organization with headquarters in Ypsilanti, Michigan. HighScope's mission is to lift lives through education. We envision a world in which all educational settings use active p...

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...

Hoop of Learning

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-Prevention    Moderate Evidence * *
The Summer Hoop of Learning program is designed to provide Native American 9th through 12th grade students the opportunity to earn college credits while in high school. The program will consist of a five week summer session offering one orientation course, an academic course and one elective course...

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...

Horizonte Instruction and Training Center

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
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Ira Harbison Elementary School

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-Prevention    Moderate Evidence * *
Although nearly half (45%) of Ira Harbison students are English language learners who speak Spanish or Tagalog as their first language, students routinely test above California state averages. A key element in the school's success appears to be its intensive English language instruction, which embed...

Jefferson County High School

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
Jefferson County High School is an open entry-open exit high school that provides individualized instruction and a self-paced curriculum. We have learning sites at five locations within our county and provide classes at 8:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. in order to meet our students where and wh...

Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG)

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
The JAG Model consists of a comprehensive set of services designed to keep youth in school through graduation and improve the rate of success in achieving education and career goals. The ultimate goal is for participants to receive a high school diploma (or GED if a diploma is not feasible), secure...

Kane County Regional Office of Education

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
The Kane County Regional Office of Education offers a variety of programs designed to reduce the number of dropouts as well as dropout retrieval. Programs include truancy intervention/prevention, regional safe schools, homeless and the school program in juvenile detention facility. The truancy/int...

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 ...

Leadership and Resiliency Program

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
The Leadership and Resiliency Program (LRP) is a school- and community-based program for high school students (ages 14 to 19) that enhances youths' internal strengths and resiliency while preventing involvement in substance use and violence. The program includes resiliency groups that are held durin...

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 ...

Marlboro County HS Leadership Education Training JROTC Program

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-Prevention    Moderate Evidence * *
The Marlboro County HS Army JROTC programs mission statement is to Motivate Students to be Better Citizens. We fulfill this mission by the use of our United States Army JROTC curriculum: Leadership Education and Training. In conjunction with after school programs, peer mentoring, and service lear...

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...

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 ...

Multisystemic Therapy

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-Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
Multisystemic Therapy (MST) is a family-focused, home-based program that focuses on chronically violent, substance-abusing juvenile offenders at high risk for out-of-home placement. It is an intensive family- and community-based treatment that addresses the multiple determinants of serious antisocia...

NovaNET

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
NovaNET is a comprehensive online curriculum for middle school through adult students. Offers self-paced learning and any-time access with reporting for AYP, NCLB and progress measurement. Computer based, online delivery allows your investment to meet the diverse needs of your students including cr...

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...

PACE Personal Alternative Choices in Education

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
The PACE program is designed to meet the needs of students who are not finding success in the regular classroom by offering alternative pathways for graduation. It targets those students who are at a high risk of dropping out of regular school due to such things as attendance, pregnancy, poor perfo...

Parenting Wisely

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-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)

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

PASS (Portable Assisted Study Sequence)

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
The National PASS Center (NPC) serves as a national clearinghouse and coordinating center for bringing PASS (Portable Assisted Study Sequence) courses into alignment with current academic learning standards. Located in western New York as part of the Geneseo Migrant Center, the NPC is charged with o...

Penn Second Shift

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
The mission of the PHS Second Shift Program is to educate students to be responsible, contributing citizens. Coursework is provided so that the PHS Second Shift students may earn a Penn High School diploma. A comprehensive core curriculum of North Central Association-approved courses is delivered t...

Pennway Alternative Program

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
The mission of Pennway Alternative is to provide high school programming for students on a diploma track. The Pennway staff believe that all students have the ability to learn and are worthy of dignity and respect. It is the responsibility of the staff to nurture and challenge students' creativity...

PLATO Learning, Inc.

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
PLATO Learning, Inc., is a provider of computer-based and e-learning instruction, offering curricula in reading, writing, mathematics, science, social studies, and life and job skills. A PLATO semester-long online course provides schools a way to deliver rigorous credit recovery, alternatives for...

Positive Behavior Facilitation

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
Adults are charged with providing educational environments that are safe, supportive, and focused on the intellectual and social/emotional development of children. In order to meet this charge and decrease the rate of student removal of students from their schools and communities, adults must have ...

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 ...

Preventive Treatment Program

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-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 ...

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...

Project COFFEE (Co-Operative Federation For Educational Experience)

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-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)

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-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)

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-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...

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 ...

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...

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...

SAFE (Saving All Freshmen Everywhere) Program

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-Prevention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
The SAFE Program is designed and yet flexible to do the following: Designed to initiate, monitor and adjust to the needs of over-aged and retained freshmen. Can be adopted to fit middle school / junior high models. No additional cost needed other than start-up. Provide students with hope and encoura...

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...

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...

SMARTteam (Students Managing Anger and Resolution Together)

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SMARTteam is a multimedia program designed for universal prevention with students in grades 5-9. Its primary setting of use is in schools, with students using the software independently, either alone or in pairs. The modules can be used in sequence or independently, because key concepts are reinf...

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...

Strategic Learning Center

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-Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
The Strategic Learning Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing literacy and school improvement in secondary schools. We work with schools to develop a school-wide, tiered support approach for all students. The tiered support model, called the Content Literacy Continuum, provides ...

Street School, Inc.

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
Unique to our program is our dedication and approach to the dropout problem. Street School is the only alternative education school of choice in the Tulsa metropolitan area. Our comprehensive program includes both education and counseling; two critical ingredients for success that turn students ar...

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 Program of Des Moines

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
The SUCCESS Program is a school-based youth services program offered year-round in Des Moines Public Schools and has been offered since the Fall of 1990. The program is predicated on the belief that students are best served when their social, emotional, and behavioral needs are met as well as their...

Success Watch

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
Mission Statement - The Success Watch Program is designed to support incoming 9th graders who have been historically at risk for failure in the traditional academic setting. They are described as the proverbial "kid who falls through the cracks" and silently fails. The mission of the programis to p...

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 at Old Cockrill

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-Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
The Academy is for students who have not been, or will not be, able to earn a diploma from a regular high school. The Academy is a non-traditional school with a rigorous and accelerated curriculum. Students who attend our school may earn up to 2 high school credits or more every 10 weeks. The Acad...

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 Concilio's Parents Advocating for Student Excellence

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
Our PASE program makes a direct contribution toward high school graduation and post-secondary education attendance by actively engaging parents and families in the education of their children. It teaches parents of elementary, middle, and high school children how to identify and address social and a...

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 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 School Archive Project

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
The School Archive Project is simple, inexpensive ($2 per 8th grade student), and helps focus students in a credible manner onto their own futures. We now have it at both the middle school and high school level. The high school involved is setting historic graduation records due to this effort and ...

The Seed (Schools for Educational Evolution and Development) School

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
The SEED Foundation is a national nonprofit that partners with urban communities to provide innovative educational opportunities that prepare under-served students for success in college and beyond. The SEED Foundation is a catalyst for change in urban education: it developed the SEED boarding sch...

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; ...

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. ...

Unique Blend Of Young Men

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
This program is basically designed to aid the young men and encourage academics, positive behavior and attendance through incentives, Paine College student involvement and many other contributing factors. The Judge Not Program sponsored by area Judges like Judges Caryle Overstreet, Carl Brown, Willi...

Wayne Enrichment Center

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Moderate Evidence * *
The Wayne Enrichment Center is an alternative program for the secondary schools in the MSD of Wayne Township in Indianapolis, Indiana. The program has two components - a junior high section (7th - 8th) and a high school (9th -12th) section. The 7th/8th grade program serves 40 students as an altern...

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...

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...