The purpose of this project was to locate a funding source and write a grant to reestablish the Pardes Academy, an alternative high school program. The Pardes Academy was established to serve at-risk youth in the Jewish community, in recognition of the growing number of teens who are unable or unwilling to complete high school in a traditional setting. It follows a holistic model that encourages students to accept responsibility for their educational, spiritual, and emotional lives.
Specific goals and objectives were formulated for the following areas: academics (high school graduation), religious continuity (involvement in religious activities), substance abuse (assessments and counseling), social and family relationships (regular family meetings with staff), post-high school and/or career opportunities (educational counseling and/or job mentoring), and mental health and self-esteem (individual and/or group counseling).
If funded, this program could dramatically reduce the population of at-risk young adults in the Los Angeles Jewish community.
|Advisor:||Potts, Marilyn K.|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 50/04M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Social work, Secondary education, Judaic studies|
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