Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Drop INs

Each school year there are a number of children who are at risk of dropping out of school. Due to circumstances such as needing to work to support the family, disinterest, academic difficulty, absenteeism, or homelessness, students must make difficult decisions regarding whether finishing high school is right for them. The Kansas Drop Ins program from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment is looking to address this issue on a multi-level front. This program involves the students, the parents, the community, and businesses in ensuring that students make it through school. Your Kansas and U.S. Governments are offering many choices to help students prepare for the next step in their lives.

Home page of the Kansas Drop-Ins program

Resources offered by the Drop-Ins program

Kansas Statistics relating to drop outs:

You can search for your school district's drop-out rate and many other useful statistics at:

Kansas Kids Count data regarding the drop-out rate

Title I and II and at-risk student program fact sheets

Resources for students struggling with the decision whether to drop out:

Flint Hills Job Corps

YouthBuild- Alternative education that helps youth obtain GED's

Kansas Board of Regents GED site including the testing schedule

Article contact: Kim Harp
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