Event Title

Factors Influencing School Success of At-Risk Youth

Location

CSU 201

Start Date

25-4-2005 8:30 AM

End Date

25-4-2005 10:00 AM

Student's Major

Psychology

Student's College

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Mentor's Name

Kevin Filter

Mentor's Department

Psychology

Mentor's College

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Description

Research literature has provided the foundation for identifying significant risk factors present in students that lead to dropping out of high school. Once risk factors are identified students may be selected to enroll in an intervention program designed to counter the influence of these factors. Intervention programs have had measurable success in reducing drop out numbers but improvements still need to be made to ensure the correct students are being serviced by these programs. Through further exploration of risk factors and assessment tools to screen students for self-motivation to complete high school, administrators can tailor student selection for intervention programs to serve those who will most greatly benefit from them. Recommendation for research and program development will be presented based on a review of this literature.

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Factors Influencing School Success of At-Risk Youth

CSU 201

Research literature has provided the foundation for identifying significant risk factors present in students that lead to dropping out of high school. Once risk factors are identified students may be selected to enroll in an intervention program designed to counter the influence of these factors. Intervention programs have had measurable success in reducing drop out numbers but improvements still need to be made to ensure the correct students are being serviced by these programs. Through further exploration of risk factors and assessment tools to screen students for self-motivation to complete high school, administrators can tailor student selection for intervention programs to serve those who will most greatly benefit from them. Recommendation for research and program development will be presented based on a review of this literature.

Recommended Citation

Geotz Pitts, Abby. "Factors Influencing School Success of At-Risk Youth." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 25, 2005.
https://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2005/oral-session-A/5