This report describes programs that have been proven to help young people successfully complete high school and be prepared for success in postsecondary education and careers. These programs represent a wide range of interventions, including school-wide reform initiatives, community-based afterschool services, work-based learning opportunities, and college access programs. From an analysis of the included programs, the report identifies common programmatic and structural elements that may contribute to their effectiveness and summarizes key outcomes.
Families/Parents, Researchers/PolicyMakers, School Counselors and Psychologists, School Leaders
High School, Middle School
Topic:Achievement, Afterschool & Summer Programs, College Readiness, Community Literacy Programs, Intervention, Service Learning, Tutoring & Volunteering
Hooker, S. & Brand, B. (2009). Success at Every Step: How 23 Programs Support Youth on the Path to College and Beyond. Washington, DC: American Youth Policy Forum.