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National Girls Institute - This website serves as a resource to help meet the needs of at-risk and delinquent girls, their families, and the agencies and organizations that serve them. Professionals can submit requests for training and technical assistance, as well as find current information about best practices, gender-responsive tools, research, and related events. The website also offers girls, their parents, and caregivers practical resources, and provides a vehicle for bringing girls' issues to the forefront. (U.S. Department of Justice)...

Early Warning System Middle Grades Tool - The National High School Center's Early Warning System (EWS) Middle Grades Tool enables schools and districts to identify students who may be at risk for academic failure and to monitor these students’ responses to interventions. (National High School Center)...

Parent Engagement Toolkit - With nearly 1.3 million students dropping out of high school each year, the Annie E. Casey Foundation and America's Promise Alliance developed this toolkit to engage parents in dropout prevention and development strategies to ensure the success of all children. This is a resource for dropout summit conveners and community leaders bringing the parent voice into the planning process and the development of local and state action plans addressing the dropout crisis....

Intervention: Summer Training and Education Program (STEP) - STEP is a summer employment, academic remediation and life skills program intended to lower school dropout rates by reducing summer learning loss and preventing teen parenthood....

Learning to Finish Wiki - This wiki is an open forum where parents, educators, policymakers and students can find out how to lower the dropout rate in the United States. There are case studies, background reading and lots of information about the challenge of dropouts and some promising solutions. ...

Judge Baker Children’s Center - Founded in 1917, the Judge Baker Children’s Center provides interventions and research for serving youth at risk for persistent academic and social failure. The Center runs the Manville School, a day school for children with a variety of emotional, behavioral, learning and neurological issues which challenge their success in traditional schools. Students are taught by teaching teams composed of a mentor and assistant teacher in classes of six to nine students, and both students and their families are offered specialized support. This Web Site contains links to Center research, training opportunities and articles written by staff of the Center’s media center....

National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) - Based in Baltimore, Md., the National Summer Learning Association develops, evaluates, and disseminates model summer learning programs, encourages research and builds public support to combat summer learning loss. This Web site links to research, programs, activities and other resources on summer learning. ...

The Columbia University TeenScreen® Program - This Web site contains information on youth suicide and substance abuse, mental health screening tools and guides to adapting screening programs based on the TeenScreen® Program to the needs and resources of your community. ...

Children, Youth and Families At-Risk Program (CYFAR) - An annual Congressional appropriation for the National Children, Youth and Families at Risk (CYFAR) Program allocates funding to Land-Grant University Extension Services for community-based programs for at-risk children and their families. The CYFAR Program is based on research on effective programs for at-risk youth and families, and on the human ecological principle of working across the lifespan in the context of the family and community. This site provides information on state projects in 177 communities at 287 different sites, including project overviews and demographic information....

Center for Research on the Education of Students Placed At Risk (CRESPAR) - Located at Johns Hopkins University and Howard University, the mission of CRESPAR is to conduct the research, development, evaluation and dissemination needed to transform schooling for students placed at risk. The center conducts research and produces reports in the areas of early and elementary studies; middle and high school studies; school, family and community partnerships; and systemic supports for school reform. CRESPAR is associated with Talent Development High Schools and Middle Schools, comprehensive school reform models that serve high-poverty schools....

Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) - The mission of the Children's Defense Fund is to ensure every child a healthy, safe and moral start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities, with particular attention paid to the needs of poor and minority children and those with disabilities. CDF educates the nation about the needs of children and encourages preventive investment before they get sick or into trouble, drop out of school, or suffer family breakdown. This site has information on numerous programs for children and families, policy studies, state and federal programs and data, publications and links to related organizations....

National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy - High rates of teen pregnancy burden not only teenagers but also their children, families and communities, while imposing large costs on taxpayers as well. The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy provides a national presence and leadership to raise awareness of the issue and to attract new voices and resources to the cause. The campaign's goal is to reduce the rate of teen pregnancy by one-third between 1996 and 2005. This site contains facts and statistics, polling data, readings and publications, tips, resources and links to related sites....

National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) - NCCP's mission is to identify and promote strategies that prevent young child poverty in the United States and that improve the life chances of the millions of children under age 6 who are growing up poor. This site has a variety of information on initiatives, research and programs for young children and families, as well as child care, early education and welfare support....

National Dropout Prevention Center/Network - Based at Clemson University, the network provides a series of resources targeted towards identifying methods of reducing the nationwide high school dropout rate. This site includes a list of 15 "effective strategies" for dropout prevention, as well as other information, resources and dropout rate statistics....

National Mentoring Partnership - This site brings online resources to individuals and organizations dedicated to a simple goal: opening windows of opportunity to quality mentoring for more of our nation’s youth. It also provides comprehensive information on how to become a mentor, operating programs, effective practices, partners, resources and mentoring opportunities....


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