We ourselves feel that what we are doing is JUST A DROP IN THE OCEAN.But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.– Mother Teresa
Dropout Outreach and Recovery
CYC started one of the first programs in the U.S. to actively track these youth in a systematic way and give them a second chance through education.
CYC’s Dropout Outreach and Recovery program reengages youth who have already dropped out of high school. To assist in this process, the outreach team contacts students that have dropped out and educates them on the importance of a high school diploma, offers information on school and GED programs that may be a better fit than their previous school, works to eliminate the barriers to educational engagement, and helps with the enrollment process. Outreach staff members continue to support youth for an entire year after reenrollment to promote accountability and in-school advocacy.
- Enrolled 410 students back into school
- 74 students graduated with a GED or diploma
- 62% of supported students ended the year witha positive outcome: continued enrollment or graduated with a high school diploma or GED Certificate.