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Youth Out of the Education Mainstream: A North Carolina Profile

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Date Published
September 1999
12 pages
This report describes a North Carolina program to prevent young people from leaving mainstream schools or to return those who have dropped out.
Lessons learned from the Youth Out of the Education Mainstream (YOEM) project in North Carolina include: (1) Project planning gives direction to those who have only good intentions; (2) Setting goals is essential in project development but modifications to goals and activities should be expected; (3) Freedom to choose how to apply project resources is important to site personnel; (4) Students should participate in project planning; (5) Grant projects can benefit greatly from technical assistance from the Center for the Prevention of School Violence; (6) An evaluation component can bolster project performance; (7) It is difficult for evaluations to isolate project impacts; and (8) Safe and stable learning environments, small classes, one-on-one instruction, caring teachers and administrators and access to resources are the keys to success in education today. Figures, notes

Date Published: September 1, 1999