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Document Number: 10139

Staying on Course: Three Year Results of the National Guard Youth Challenge Evaluation - This report presents results from a rigorous evaluation of the National Guard Youth Challenge Program, an intensive residential program that aims to "reclaim the lives of at-risk youth" who have dropped out of school. Program participants were found to be much more likely than those in the control group to have obtained a GED certificate or a high school diploma and to have earned college credits. Program participants were also more likely to be employed at the time of the survey, and earned about 20 percent more than their control group counterparts in the year before the survey. Program benefits, however, did not appear to continue after participants left the program. (MDRC, June 2011)...

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