The Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program
IDRA’s Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program, a cross-age tutoring and dropout prevention model, started in 1984 with a small seed grant. Since then, the program has kept more than 32,000 students in school and positively impacted more than 721,000 children, families and educators in districts across the
Brazil. It was identified in Show Me the Evidence! as one of only two dropout prevention programs in the country that show empirical evidence of success. The program works by engaging middle and high school students who are at risk of dropping out as tutors for elementary school youngsters who are also struggling in school. Results show that tutors stay in school, have improved academic performance, and advance to higher education. To bring IDRA’s award-winning Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program to your district, contact us at 210.444.170 or email@example.com.
“You showed us all the doors in the future and taught us how to open those doors.”
– Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program tutor,
(2004). Today, this student is in her freshman year at the University of Arizona College of Nursing on a full scholarship
College for All: Get With It! New Professional Development Program
IDRA has developed a professional development program designed to assist administrators and teachers to create a college going environment, enhance their curriculum to make courses college compatible for advance placement and dual credit, and prepare teachers and support staff to enhance their instruction with the rigor and relevance required for college credit.
Graduation Guaranteed / Graduación Garantizada
Professional Development Services and Training to Raise Graduation Rates
IDRA can help your district develop, implement and evaluate a comprehensive plan to raise graduation rates and engage family, community and school stakeholders.
“Being able to call myself a great role model means a lot to me. I hate to miss school because I look forward to seeing my tutees and working with them every day.”
– Ninth Grade Coca-Cola Valued Youth Tutor,
Central Texas, 2007
IDRA can help you:
Assess needs and target effective approaches to reducing dropout rates and increasing college readiness
Convene solution-oriented community-school forums around school data (using IDRA’s web-based School Holding Power Portal at www.idra.org/portal) and a shared vision of student success
Implement a school-community action plan, aligned with your School Improvement Plan and informed by best practices
Build capacity to increase academic rigor and raise student achievement
Evaluate new practices and results for accountability and continuous improvement
See IDRA’s complete Catalog of Services in PDF