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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The "Stay Up While You Are Out" and "One More Chance" Programs: Sustaining Black Youth Academically
by McClenney, David Alphonso, D.Min., Regent University, 2018, 257; 13424281
Abstract (Summary)

The Black community has historically been beset by much higher school suspension rates when compared with other racial groups. The U.S. Department of Education reports that black K-12 students are 3.8 times more likely to receive school suspensions as white students. Researchers have determined that suspensions also enhance dropout rates for students. Across all racial demographics, dropping out of school promotes negative social behaviors and below average successes in a youth’s lifetime, which is more evident in the Black community. Black suspended youth, if not assisted, have the potential to become high-school dropouts which may result in becoming juvenile delinquents, social nonconformists, and later underachieving adults. This doctoral project consists of assessing two existing programs for black youth through IN-AGAPĒ Family Life and Educational Center organization: (1) Stay Up While You Are Out, which supports youth who are suspended for a short-term or a long-term from the Newport News Public School system, and (2) One More Chance, which supports the youth that is recommended to the program by the Newport News Juvenile Court system but can return to school after a period of court-imposed probation.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Chandler, Diane J.
Commitee: Austin, Eugene
School: Regent University
Department: Divinity
School Location: United States -- Virginia
Source: DAI-A 80/06(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Black studies, Divinity, Education
Keywords: Black divorce in education, Black dropout, Black education discipline, Black female head of households, Black incarceration, Black religion in education
Publication Number: 13424281
ISBN: 978-0-438-84091-1
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