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FINAL REPORT ON BEST PRACTICES

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Introduction
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Section I: Best Practices and Strategies
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  • Community Service Experience
  • Other Important Considerations
  • Notable Differences in Students Engaged in Community Service
  • Skills Training
    • Skills Training Components
  • Counseling/Mentoring
    • Counseling
    • Mentoring
    • Mentoring Component-Key Elements
  • Parental Involvement
    • Involvement of Parents/Guardians in Orientation Processes
    • Solicit Parent/Guardian Feedback
    • Provide a Variety of Opportunities for Parents to Interact with Program Staff
    • Provide ongoing information to Parents/Guardians
    • Involve Parents/Guardians in the Success of their children
    • Provide some of the same resources to parents/guardians as are offered to students
  • Reflection
  • Sustainability
  • School, Family and Community Partnerships

Section II: Local Education Agencies and Program Profile
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  • Beaufor County: Youth Engaged in Service
    (pdf, 740kb)
  • Caldwell County: Achievement through Community Enrichment (ACE Program)
    (pdf, 742kb)
  • Carteret County: Second Opportunities to Achieve Respect in School (SOAR Program)
    (pdf, 768kb)
  • Cumberland County: Project RESTORE
    (pdf, 729kb)
  • Guilford County: Community Service Work Program
    (pdf, 769kb)
  • McDowell County: The Phoenix Project
    (pdf, 755kb)
  • Rutherford County: Hands Across Generations
    (pdf, 700kb)
  • Wake County: Students Serving Our Community
    (pdf, 1.0mb)
  • Winston-Salem/ Forsyth County: Community Involvement Program
    (pdf, 727kb)

Section III: Data Summary
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  • Data Summary
  • Suspension/Expulsion Data
  • Student Participants
  • Summary of Program Reflections
    • Parent Reflections
    • Student Reflections
    • Community Site Reflections
    • Program Coordinators Reflections

Recommendations
(pdf, 302kb)

Acknowledgements
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