Interventions and Support
Outreach to Out-of-School Youth
Increasing efforts to reconnect youth who have dropped out by understanding the challenges faced by this population and increasing a body of effective practices aimed at reconnecting them to high-quality educational opportunities with pathways to post-secondary education and careers.
Out-of-School Youth Profile:
- Majority are over-age and under-credited
- Tier 2 and 3 youth
Various interventions that some Colorado Graduation Pathways schools are using to provide outreach to out-of-school youth include:
- Multiple pathways to graduation: Creating options and flexibility that includes diverse educational programming as well as collaboration across multiple agencies and systems.
- Specialized programming for high-risk youth: Assists with smooth transitions, integrate into communities and stabilize them in their education and social settings.
- Positive adult relationships: Provide mentoring programs, building healthy rapport between adults and youth have a positive impact on a wide range of academic and social indicators.