Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Revival of Pardes Academy Orthodox alternative high school program: A grant writing project
by Hershoff, Gavriel, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2011, 67; 1507646
Abstract (Summary)

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.

Indexing (document details)
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
Keywords: California
Publication Number: 1507646
ISBN: 978-1-267-18159-6
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