Capstone Project (Open Access)
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Health, Human Services and Public Policy
Collaborative Health and Human Services
An evidence-based argument shows that early post-graduation planning plays a vital role in a student’s transition into life after high school; therefore, establishing a comprehensive plan while in high school is crucial to stability and success. The capstone project, Adopt a Senior, was implemented at Learning for Life Charter School (LFLCS), an alternative school serving at-risk youth grades 7-12 in Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz counties. The Adopt a Senior project is intended to provide LFLCS seniors with support, guidance, and assistance to prepare for graduation and transition into life after high school. As of the 2021-22 academic year, LFLCS had 50 seniors enrolled. Of the 50 students, 24 (48%) participated in the Adopt a Senior program, and 18 (36%) identified a post-graduation plan. Therefore, it is recommended that LFLCS continue implementing the Adopt A Senior program, with changes to increase student participation and interaction.
González, Tiana, "Intervention Program for the Transition from High School to the Real World" (2022). Capstone Projects and Master's Theses. 1265.