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.
Discovery Program by Eric Larsen
Example from: Weld 6 School District
The district has launched a re-engagement program to retrieve Out-of-School youth. Jefferson High School has a class called "Discovery" which advises, coaches, encourages, and develops character and social appropriate behavior.
For more information contact Larry Green at firstname.lastname@example.org.