GradNation Campaign Encouraged by Record U.S. High School Graduation Rate

November 11, 2016

Today the White House and U.S. Department of Education announced that the nation’s high school graduation rate now stands at a record high, up from 82.3 percent in 2014 to 83.2 percent for 2015.
Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring™, Third Edition

November 21, 2016

Revised and updated, the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring Third Edition reflects the latest in quality mentoring, research, policies, and practices. The guidelines presented here are geared toward helping mentor relationships thrive and endure. They include measures any mentoring program can implement to offer the best mentoring possible—mentoring that does everything in its power to help young people and keep them from harm's way.

Type: Resource

promises: Caring Adults

channels: Mentoring, Thriving


A Profile of the Evaluation of Battle Mountain After School Program

November 21, 2016

The Battle Mountain After School Program (BMASP) was designed as a place where at-risk children from Battle Mountain, Nevada, a rural mining community, can go after school to receive care and a meaningful educational experience. BMASP has three primary components: after school supervision, homework completion, and life-skills (e.g., community service and career) education. The program objectives are to alter students’ locus of control (i.e., teaching children about accepting responsibility for their actions) and to improve students’ academic achievement and attitudes toward school.
A Profile of the Evaluation of BELL After School Instructional Curriculum

November 21, 2016

The BELL (Building Educated Leaders for Life) After-School Instructional Curriculum (BASICs) is one of the BELL's two ongoing initiatives during nonschool hours (along with the BELL Accelerated Learning Summer Program [BELL Summer]). These out-of-school time educational programs are designed to: increase children's knowledge and mastery of reading, writing, and mathematics; raise children's academic expectations and self-esteem; empower parents; and develop effective mentoring relationships between children and positive adult role models.
Bright Bodies

November 21, 2016

The Yale Bright Bodies Weight Management Program is a family-based, intensive lifestyle intervention that uses nutrition education, behavior modification and exercise. The program is designed for ethnically diverse, obese, inner-city youth. Participants and caregivers are provided nutrition education and behavior modification techniques in 40-minute sessions, once per week, for six months, followed by every other week for the next six months.
Supporting Success: Improving Higher Education Outcomes for Students from Foster Care (2.0)

November 21, 2016

College provides an opportunity for young people to secure good jobs, advance in their careers, achieve economic independence and build important social networks. For youth from foster care, college can mean freedom from their past and the ability to choose a future rich with possibilities.