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Project COFFEE (Co-Operative Federation For Educational Experience)

The Oxford High School Annex
Main Street
Oxford, MA 01540
http://www.oxps.org/NEW%20COFFEE%20II/newcoffee.htm

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Contact Information:
Nancy James
Director
508.987.6090

Program Specification:

Emphasis:

Gender:

Rating:

Intervention

Both

Moderate Evidence of Effectiveness

Age/Grade Level:

Target Settings:

Target Groups:

High School

Suburban

Individuals

Ethnicity:

Other Participation Criteria:

All Ethnicities

Description:

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 occupational education program that integrates academic and vocational instruction to increase the likelihood that participants will complete school and obtain employment. Project COFFEE has been funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

Program Descriptors Include:
Academic Improvement, Alternative Education, Career Education, Community Collaboration, Counseling/Advisories/Coaches, Credit Recovery, GED, Mentoring/Tutoring, Study Skills, Life Skills Training

Starting Date: 1979
Students Served Per Year: Unspecified
Last Verified: 2009

Risk Factors:

Protective Factors:

Program addresses the following:

Individual factors

  • Has a learning disability or emotional disturbance
  • High-risk social behavior
  • Low achievement
  • Lack of effort

Program promotes the following:

Relationships

  • Presence and involvement of caring, supportive adults
  • Clear social norms

Program Resources:

Annual Cost:

Unspecified

Funding Sources Include:

Program Staff Includes:

Federal Agencies
State Agencies
Local/City/County Agencies

Teachers
Counselors
Social Workers
Parents

Materials Used:

Supporting / Partner Organizations:

Unspecified

Department of Education

Evaluation Information:

Four longitudinal studies have examined Project COFFEE since 1989. In addition, Project COFFEE was included in a government-funded investigation of programs using evidence-based dropout prevention methods. In the government investigation, seven sites replicated Project COFFEE. Overall, results showed that there was some impact on dropout prevention as well as positive changes in students' academic achievement.

How evaluation data was collected:
Data collected and analyzed at state or organizational level

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