Model Programs Database

Behavior Management/Discipline

This list has 138 programs

10-to-Succeed

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Limited Evidence *
10-to-Succeed is a school based mentoring/leadership development program for ninth grade girls and boys considered to be disengaged from school based on poor attendance, lack of academic progress, and behavior referrals including out-of-school suspensions. The program is a blend of the traditional ...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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 Dropout Prevention Program

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
The program begins the summer before students enter 9th grade and continues until they have graduated. Students have personal plans of progress and are monitored throughout their high school careers. ...

Alee Academy Alternative Charter School

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
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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...

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...

Apex Learning

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
Apex Learning provides a range of core curriculum for at risk students, credit recovery, alternative education, remediation/intervention, literacy, summer school, distance learning, and acceleration. Programs include digital curriculum, professional development, support, and if desired, instruction ...

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...

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...

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...

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. ...

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...

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 ...

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...

Camp IMPACT

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Insufficient Evidence
Camp I.M.P.A.C.T. (Initiating Maturity by Placing Adolescents in Character Training) is a mentoring program designed to give high school boys, grades 10-12 that are at-risk, academic assistance, character instruction and behavior modification through a local cohort support system. ...

Career Academy

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-Intervention    Strong Evidence * * *
A Career Academy is a school within a school that links students with peers, teachers, and community partners in a disciplined environment, fostering academic success and mental and emotional health. Originally created to help inner-city students stay in school and obtain meaningful occupational exp...

Check & Connect

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-Intervention    Strong Evidence * * *
Check & Connect is a structured mentoring program centered around increasing student school engagement through relationship building, monitoring of disengagement warning signs and students' educational progress, interventions individualized to student needs, development of problem-solving skills, th...

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...

City of Philadelphia Department of Human Services Education Support Center

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-Intervention    Insufficient Evidence
The Education Support Center (ESC) works to improve the educational stability and outcomes for children in the Philadelphia child welfare system (dependent, delinquent and in-home protective services). We help identify educational barriers and offer a streamlined point of access to address barriers ...

Clarke Learning Center

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-Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
This is an alternative high school separate from the traditional high school, but on the high school/middle school campus. It serves predominately students from Clarke Community (95% +) which has a total enrollment of about 350 at-risk students in grades 9-12. There are the equivalent of two full-...

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...

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...

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...

Communities In Schools

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Strong Evidence * * *
In the span of a little more than 30 years, Communities In Schools has become one of the nation's leading dropout prevention organization. We have a unique model that positions a coordinator inside schools to assess needs and deliver necessary resources that remove barriers to success. Our mission i...

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...

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 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...

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...

Delaware Valley High Schools

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Strong Evidence * * *
Delaware Valley High School was founded in 1969 with the sole mission of addressing the needs of at risk youth. Since that time, DVHS has evolved into a leader in the alternative education field earning the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Model Program Award for Best Practices. DVHS consists of 3 c...

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...

Detroit City High School

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
Detroit City High School was established in 1991 as an extended year alternative school for students who exhibited drop-out behaviors or had dropped out. Our mission is to educate and empower students and their families. Top priorities for the school include: Providing academic foundations on whi...

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...

Dropout Prevention Through Building Self-Efficacy, Emotional Intelligence and Learning Skills

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
A controlled study showed that the program reduced dropout rate amongst low-performing minority students from 56% to 16% and increased grade points (GPA x units completed) an average of 9.25 points. Reason for program's dramatic success is that it effectively increases self-efficacy, emotional intel...

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...

Educational Opportunities for Success (EOS)

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Strong Evidence * * *
The EOS program is intended to serve the needs of three distinct groups of at risk high school students by providing a highly structured and supportive alternative instructional setting, an alternative instructional delivery system (on-line), and tiered (based on the degree of student needs) support...

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...

Exemplary Center for Reading Instruction

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Strong Evidence * * *
Exemplary Center for Reading Instruction (ECRI) is a staff development program implemented by teachers of Grades 1 through 12. Teachers are provided seminars on ECRI techniques for reading and English instruction, effective scheduling of class time, and methods for identifying and correcting read...

Families and Schools Together (FAST)

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Strong Evidence * * *
FAST is an award-winning prevention/early intervention after-school program that has dramatically changed the learning climate at schools and communities all over the world. The program was founded by researcher and social worker, Dr. Lynn McDonald in 1988 and has been implemented in over 2000 commu...

Families4Change, Inc.

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Limited Evidence *
The mission of Families4Change, Inc. is to provide direct services to youth at-risk and their families. In addition it provides professional training for communities interested in implementing the Family Solutions Program as an approach in resolving problems of youth. ...

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...

Forest Lake Area Learning Center

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Strong Evidence * * *
The Forest Lake Area Learning Center (ALC)is a Minnesota State Approved Alternative Program within the Forest Lake Area Schools. Student served are from the Forest Lake district as well as surrounding area, are in grades K-12+ and meet one of 11 state 'at risk' criteria. The ALC has programs runnin...

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 ...

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...

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 Odyssey(GO)

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
The Graduation Odyssey Dropout Intervention/Prevention Program offers an organized, relationship based approach to drop out prevention that ensures all students graduate from high school with the knowledge and twenty first century skills to be both college and career ready. Using the Check and Conne...

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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-Prevention    -Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
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...

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...

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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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...

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...

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...

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 ...

Longevity of Success

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
Longevity of Success is a program to help adults and youth achieve professional/personal success. Creating healthy communities at work and school using the latest research to get the greatest impact and engagement to build team and have long-term success in life. ...

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...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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...

Olweus Bullying Prevention Program

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Strong Evidence * * *
The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program is a comprehensive research-based school program designed to prevent and reduce bully/victim problems among students in elementary, middle, and junior high schools (grades 3-10). School staff members are largely responsible for introducing and implementing the ...

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 ...

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. ...

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...

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 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 ...

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

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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 ...

Pro Vision Charter School

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-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.

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-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...

Process Teaching

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
The program shows teachers, mentors and parents how to individualize the way they communicate with, motivate, and establish relationships with every student. When they do this, students are more interested in school, are more motivated to learn, study, and stop their disruptive behaviors. They feel...

Project Discovery

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
The Project Discovery Transition System is a series of hands-on kits designed to provide middle, high school and young adults with a realistic approach to career education. Students of all levels experience over 72 career areas and over 3,000 specific validated job tasks with real tools of the trad...

Project Reconnect

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
Project Reconnect was recognized by the National Center for School Engagement in its "21 Ways to Engage Students in School". The Project Reconnect program is designed to decrease truancy and increase graduation rates. The implementation of Project Reconnect has resulted in 68% reduction in truancy...

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...

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...

Pueblo City Schools Project Respect Truancy Reduction Program

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
The goal of the Pueblo City School Project Respect Program is to reduce the truancy rate by identifying the causes of truancy and implementing effective interventions in order to give all children the educational opportunities they deserve. Research indicates that truancy often leads to a life of d...

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...

Reconnection Services - Portland Public Schools

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-Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
The Reconnection Services is a collaborative effort of many departments in Portland Public Schools, the Police Department, and an emerging group of community based social services. Reconnection Services is a streamlined referral process for students who are trying to reengage with their education. R...

RENEW (Rehabilitation for Empowerment, Natural Supports, Education and Work)

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
RENEW is designed to specifically address the needs of youth with emotional and behavioral challenges, including the need for self-determined planning and service provision, employment and other real-world experiences linked to learning, flexible service provision based on each students' needs, men...

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

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-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 ...

Richland One Evening High School

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-Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
The Evening High School is designed to serve students aged 16-20, interested in obtaining a high school diploma; but, due to life circumstances, are unable to attend school during the day. The operational time-frame enables students to hold a job, meet family obligations and, upon meeting the requir...

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...

Roots of Empathy

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-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...

SafeMeasures

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Strong Evidence * * *
SafeMeasures is a student-led collaborative action research process that has been used in K-12 schools across the country to help schools lower dropout rates, reduce bullying, improve school safety, prevent violence, encourage inspired teaching, and enhance student leadership and learning. The Safe ...

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...

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...

SMARTteam (Students Managing Anger and Resolution Together)

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Moderate Evidence * *
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...

Southern Dropout Prevention Alliance

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Strong Evidence * * *
The Southern Dropout Prevention Alliance has been instrumental in helping at-risk students graduate from high school and assisting schools with increasing graduation rates. Since 2005 85% of the 1024 students selected for our program were admitted to college. The other 13% were able to gain employme...

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....

Strengthening Families Program

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-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...

Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE)

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-Prevention    Strong Evidence * * *
SAVE'S MISSION AND GOALS SAVE is coordinated by a 501(c)(3) public nonprofit organization, the National Association of Students Against Violence Everywhere, but it is still led by students, for students. The National Association of Students Against Violence Everywhere (National SAVE) strives to dec...

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. ...

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...

Take Stock in Children

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-Prevention    -Intervention    Strong Evidence * * *
Since 1995, Take Stock in Children (TSIC) has sought to provide an effective means to end the vicious cycle of poverty, educational failure and delinquency that can lead to juvenile delinquency, youth violence, and gang activity faced by many of Florida's at-risk children. TSIC provides a comprehens...

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...

The Diploma Project

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-Prevention    -Intervention    -Recovery/Reentry    Limited Evidence *
The ultimate goal of the Diploma Project is to reduce dropout rates in this pilot program of six highest need high schools and selected corresponding feeder middle schools. The Diploma Project is designed to focus on specific, measurable outcomes for the identified participants at critical transiti...

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 Mattie C. Stewart Foundation

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-Prevention    Limited Evidence *
The Mattie C. Stewart Foundation was created to help educators, community leaders and other interested groups reduce the dropout rate and increase the graduation rate through the creation of relevant and effective tools and resources such as the powerful InsideOut documentary and toolkit; The Choice...

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 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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...