Youth Services/Dropout Prevention/Parental Involvement Partnership
In efforts to provide quality services to young members of the community, partnerships involving many city agencies have been established. Through the recognition of agencies' strengths and weaknesses, the city's Youth Services Department solidifies linkages to offer a comprehensive and productive approach to youth issues. The School District's Parental Involvement and Drop Out Prevention Division works closely with Youth Services to provide quality service to students who have been expelled or who have dropped out. The partnership works as follows:
Second Chance Program -- The preponderance of community service youths have been suspended, expelled or have dropped out. For them to getYouth Services Department approval they must complete Second Chance Program requirements.
The Second Chance Program is a versatile, eight-step, self-discovery program. It's success relies upon its flexibility and universality. Upon completion, youths gain a sense of usefulness and achievement. Components of the Second Chance Program, approved by the District's Drop Out Prevention Division, are: 1) Goals, 2) Communication I, 3) Etiquette I, 4) Characteristics, 5) Reputation, 6) Community Service, 7) Communication II, 8) Etiquette II.
The Second Chance Program builds or strengthens positive character development in individuals for proper comportment in the community and back in school. The program links the development of strong, positive character to an individual's potential in the District's programs of intellectual development.
Contact: Office of the Mayor, (210) 427-8700
The United States Conference of Mayors
J. Thomas Cochran, Executive Director
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