Capstone Project (Open Access)
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Health, Human Services and Public Policy
Collaborative Health and Human Services
In Monterey County, too many skilled-labor positions are not filled by local youth, negatively impacting long-term well-being, stability, and success. This capstone project was implemented at Learning for Life Charter School (LFLCS), an alternative middle and high school for at-risk youth. There is a lack of preparedness among LFLCS seniors for postsecondary life. This is an intervention program aimed to increase preparedness among graduating seniors. Participants are expected to identify a post-graduation plan; the intermediate and long-term expectations are that more LFLCS graduates will pursue their identified plan, increasing individual and community well-being, stability, and success. Of 50 LFLCS seniors, 24 (48%) participated in the program and 18 (36%) identified a post-graduation plan. At the start of the program, 20% of participants identified feeling unprepared for life after high school; eight months later, 100% identified feeling prepared. LFLCS should continue implementing the program, with modifications to increase student participation.
Garcia, Melisa, "Intervention Program to Increase Preparedness for Life After High School" (2022). Capstone Projects and Master's Theses. 1251.
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