Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Youth Mentoring Research & Outcomes Update

Excerpts from MENTOR's PDF linked below:


"...for every dollar invested in effective mentoring programs, there is a return of $2.72."

Dropout Crisis

"Nationwide, nearly one-third of high school students fail to graduate...approximately 1.3 million students drop out each year--averaging 7,200 every school day."

"The Alliance for Excellent Education estimate[d] that high school dropouts from the class of 2006-07 [would] cost the U.S. more than $329 billion in lost wages, taxes and productivity over their lifetimes..."  [No known current research available]

"In summary, high school dropouts are:
  • Less likely to have a job or earn less, on average, than high school graduates
  • Less likely to have health insurance than those with more education and more likely to depend or Medicaid or Medicare for their coverage;
  • More likely to depend on public assistance; and
  • More likely to be incarcerated."                    See PDF for sources.
Quality Mentoring as a Solution

"...positive outcomes in three key areas:
  • Socia-emotional development (higher self-esteem, better relationships with adults and peers);
  • Behavioral/risk-related behavior (avoiding drugs/alcohol/juvenile justice issues, bullying);
  • Academic performance (truancy, connection to school and adults), dropout indicators, achievement)."

Oklahoma Dropout Data: http://ok.gov/sde/student-dropout-report Ret. 6-21-13

For 2011-12:
175,671, Oct. 1, 2011 enrollment, grades 9-12 under 19 years of age
4,003 Oklahoma dropouts
2.3% dropout rate
This would exclude any child who dropped out before 9th grade.

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