Assign adult advocates to students at risk of dropping out.

Research has shown that sustained personal relationships between trained adults and at-risk students can help address students' personal and academic needs. Advocates can address the academic and social needs of students by building trust and helping students overcome obstacles such as low academic performance, poor attendance, or poor relationships with teachers. Advocates also can communicate and work cooperatively with families. The adult should be committed to advocating for the student and should believe that all students can succeed. The adult and student should have time to meet regularly, and the adult advocate should be prepared to be persistent. Training for adult advocates is essential.

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Adult Advocate Planner: Working With Students Towards Goals

Adult advocates can use this planning tool to help students make improvements in specific academic or behavioral areas. Advocates can discuss ongoing issues and areas of improvement in their...

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05/06/2014
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Monitoring Student Progress

Adult advocates can use this planner to collect information about the areas in which the student’s teachers have seen or would like to see improvement.

Tool
Document
05/06/2014
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Adult Advocate Self-Reflection: Helping Students Progress in School

This assessment is designed to help educators participating in an adult advocate program brainstorm on their own about how they can better advocate for their students. The self-reflection...

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05/06/2014
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Dropout Recovery and Intervention Action Plan

A high school dropout recovery team uses this plan for family outreach activities aimed at keeping students in school, such as visiting homes. The audio interview, Forming Relationships With...

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05/06/2014
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Ninth Grade Mentoring Program Description

This document describes a high school's ninth grade mentoring program, which is further described in the video interviews, Paying Attention to Students and Treat Us as Your Own. Related Media...

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05/06/2014
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Role of the Academic Coach

These documents describe the role of the academic coach at Sleepy Hollow High School. Related Files: Advocating for Success: The Young Parents Achieve Program (Slideshow w/audio and...

Sample Material
Document
05/06/2014
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Treat Us as Your Own

Treat Us as Your Own

Watch an interview with four high school freshmen who describe the Ninth Grade Mentoring Program, how it has helped them, and their advice for mentors. Teachers or program leaders can use materials...

School Example
Video
05/06/2014
388 views
Forming Relationships With Parents and Families

Forming Relationships With Parents and Families

The project manager of a dropout prevention organization explains how the school maintains strong relationships with students' families. The dropout prevention team uses documents such as the...

School Example
Video
05/06/2014
451 views
Paying Attention to Students

Paying Attention to Students

Watch an interview with two teachers describing the mentoring program their school has created to help ninth-grade students successfully transition to high school. The sample material, Ninth Grade...

School Example
Video
05/06/2014
415 views
Invisible Mentors

Invisible Mentors

Hear about the Invisible Mentoring Program at Foxfire and the strategies teachers use to support their students. Teachers participating in the Invisible Mentoring Program try various strategies and...

School Example
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05/06/2014
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The Role of Adult Advocates in Dropout Prevention

The Role of Adult Advocates in Dropout Prevention

Dr. Russell Rumberger describes how adult advocates work with students, parents, and teachers to provide academic and emotional support to students at risk of dropping out of school.

Expert Interview
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05/04/2014
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Assigning Adult Advocates to Promote Academic and Social Success

Assigning Adult Advocates to Promote Academic and Social Success

Watch this multimedia overview to learn about the benefits of assigning adult advocates to students. This overview outlines some conditions for the successful implementation of this practice.

Overview
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05/04/2014
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