De Schoolbrug – From chaos to zen in the classroom

De Schoolbrug – From chaos to zen in the classroom
An in-school guidance route where teachers, classes and parents work together as equal partners to prevent school drop-outs.
Social Purpose: 
The challenge of young people dropping out of school. it is important as these young people then often are excluded of the labour market.
Social Impact: 
First impact is that teachers get more expertise in dealing with young people at risk of school drop-out. Young people are getting more motivated about their future and discover their talents. Parents learn how to better interact with their kids who are facing challenges at school. Second impact is that we contribute to the fact that young people actually take part in society and don't feel excluded and/or don't are unemployed. The first impact is assessed through written questionnaires filled in by teachers, through individual conversations with the youngsters and through informal exchanges with parents. Within the organization itself there is a working group that works on evaluating the project as a whole. Finally the organization keeps track of the youngsters who have followed the programmes.
Innovative Character: 
Teachers, classes and parents work together as equal partners to prevent school drop-outs (during the preparation, implementation and aftercare). Preventive work is done within the school, and in that way the project can be distinguished from all other external time-out projects outside the school. Another innovative character is that the organization provides a specific tool kit for teachers to better address children/young people at risk of school drop-out.
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