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Over one million students who enter ninth grade each year fail to graduate with their peers four years later because they drop out of school. Seven thousand students drop out of school every day, and each year roughly 1.2 million students fail to graduate from high school. More than half of these students are from minority groups. Afterschool programs are a proven way to address the issues and risk factors that lead to dropout and provide a path to graduation and beyond. Participants in afterschool programs benefit from personal skill building, academic enrichment, family outreach, engaging extracurricular activities and, in some cases, opportunities to earn income, all within a safe environment and positive peer group. Afterschool programs can prevent students from falling through the cracks, ensuring that they receive the appropriate level of attention, instruction, engagement and support to graduate from high school prepared for college, the modern workforce and life. Highlighted herein are such afterschool programs as the Colorado MESA program in Denver, Colorado; RiverzEdge Arts Project in Providence, Rhode Island; and the High School Credit Recovery Program in Wilmington, Delaware. (Contains 22 notes.) [For Issue Brief 37, see ED505159.]

Descriptors: Dropout Prevention, Dropouts, After School Programs, Peer Groups, Minority Groups, Enrichment, At Risk Students, School Community Relationship, High School Students, Skill Development

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