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This Bulletin describes the impact of the Youth Out of the Education Mainstream (YOEM) program and summarizes North Carolina's implementation of this initiative at 10 sites in the state. The YOEM initiative, a joint program of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the U.S. Department of Education's Drug-Free Schools Program, focuses on at-risk youth who are truant, dropouts, fearful of attending school, suspended, expelled, or in need of help reintegrating into mainstream schools from juvenile detention and correctional settings. Many of the lessons learned in the implementation of YOEM can be applied to all types of educational environments. Among these lessons is the realization that safe and stable learning environments, small classes, one-on-one instruction, caring teachers and administrators, and access to resources are the keys to success in education today. Profiles of several YOEM students are included. (Contains 41 endnotes.) (SLD)

Descriptors: Adolescents, Correctional Education, Delinquency, Elementary Secondary Education, High Risk Students, Nontraditional Education, Out of School Youth, Program Descriptions, Program Implementation, Urban Youth

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Autor: Riley, Pam; McDaniel, Joanne


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