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Document Number: 11249

Don't Call Them Dropouts: Understanding the Experiences of Young People Who Leave High School Before Graduation - Young people donít stop going to school for a single reason; itís a cluster that becomes too much: care giving for siblings or parents, bouncing around in foster care, homelessness. Interviews and survey responses of youth who quit, reengaged, or were in school continuously also indicate navigating hostile toxic environments at home, school, or in their neighborhoods is a threat to school, that youth seek relationships that can lead them to or away from graduation, that they are resilient but need help. (America's Promise Alliance and Center for Promise, May 2014)...

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At-Risk (incl. Dropout Prevention)

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