Thursday, May 6, 2010

Cross-Age Tutoring Radio Webcast

Mark your calendar for the next free
National Dropout Prevention Center/Network
Radio Webcast on
 Solutions to the Dropout Crisis              

Tuesday, May 11, 2010
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time

Lessons From the IDRA Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program

presented by Linda Cantu

  • Learn about an assets-based approach to dropout prevention.
  • Discover key lessons learned in this award-winning cross-age tutoring program.                                                                                                                                

All children are valuable; none is expendable. But the fact is U.S. high schools lose more than one third of their students before graduation, and the cumulative impact of this attrition affects every person. But, schools can increase their “holding power” by transforming how they recognize students’ inherent value, their contributions, and their potential significance to their communities and society, as a whole. Dr.Linda Cantu will give an overview of this research-based, internationally-recognized dropout prevention program that is keeping more than 98% of participating students in school, young people who were previously at risk of dropping out. She will also present seven key lessons from 26 years of the program that can inform efforts to improve the quality of education for all students.

No registration is necessary. On the day of the webcast, log on 10 to 30 minutes early to ensure you are connected to the broadcast at  You should just hear music until the program begins at 3:30 p.m. If you have problems connecting, call 864-656-4550.

All necessary information as well as supplementary materials are now available online at for this professional development opportunity. All necessary information about participating fully in this professional development opportunity is found on the Web site If you have any further questions, feel free to contact the National Dropout Prevention Center at or 864-656-2580.
Participation in this radio webcast is free and no registration is required. The program will be archived in its entirety on the Web site.

This webcast is produced in partnership with Clemson Radio Productions and with support from Penn Foster.

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