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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Fostering academic and familial resiliency in African American middle school students: a grant proposal
by Anderson, Keyon, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2016, 75; 1603759
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of the project was to write a grant proposal to fund the early prevention and intervention, College SPARK Program at Operation Jump Start (OJS) in Long Beach, CA. The program will provide resiliency training to low income, first generation middle school (6th-8th grades) African American students of Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) and their parents/guardians. The College SPARK Program will utilize the evidence based WhyTry curriculum, which has been proven to increase academic performance, graduation rates, school climate and attendance; while simultaneously decreasing problematic behaviors and other risk factors associated with academic failure. The literature addressed the area of early academic preparation, academic resiliency, the Ecological Theoretical Model Perceptive, positive protective and negative factors, and personal, family, school and community factors that contribute to one’s ability to become resilient. Submission and/or funding was not required for the successful completion of this project.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Campbell, Venetta
Commitee: Lam, Brain, Santhiveeran, Janaki
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work, School of
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 55/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work
Keywords: Academic resiliency, African american, Dropout, WhyTry
Publication Number: 1603759
ISBN: 978-1-339-23516-5
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