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Document Number: 7033

Whatever It Takes: How Twelve Communities Are Reconnecting Out-of-School Youth - This report offers profiles of 12 diverse dropout recovery programs in cities nationwide. Profiles provide information on each programís components, funding supports, evidence of success and contact information. An appendix includes profiles of major national program models serving out-of-school youth. The authors propose observations on dropout recovery efforts, many of which should be of interest to policymakers and other stakeholders. Among these observations: The vast majority of out-of-school youth have been impeded not only by poor prior schooling, but also by social, economic and psychological barriers to effective learning. To become successful adults, they need multiple supports. Beyond question, youth must acquire literacy, numeracy and communication skills to be adequately prepared for adult life. In addition, service to others and to the community is a key element of many dropout prevention efforts. (Nancy Martin and Samuel Halperin, American Youth Policy Forum, March 2006)...

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