Adult Advocates

Recommended Practice: Assign adult advocates to students at risk of dropping out.

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Assigning Adult Advocates to Promote Academic and Social Success

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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.

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Overview

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The Role of Adult Advocates in Dropout Prevention

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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.

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Expert Interview

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Treat Us as Your Own

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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...

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School Example

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Forming Relationships With Parents and Families

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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...

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School Example

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Paying Attention to Students

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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...

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School Example

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Invisible Mentors

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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...

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School Example

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Dropout Recovery and Intervention Action Plan

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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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Sample Material

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Ninth Grade Mentoring Program Description

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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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Sample Material

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Role of the Academic Coach

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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...

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Sample Material

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Adult Advocate Planner: Working With Students Towards Goals

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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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Tool

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Monitoring Student Progress

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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.

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Tool

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Adult Advocate Self-Reflection: Helping Students Progress in School

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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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Tool

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