Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Health, Human Services and Public Policy


Social Work


Based on the research conducted on “at-risk” youths, many high school students struggle with transitioning into adulthood. This capstone project was implemented at Learning for Life Charter School (LFLCS), an alternative charter school serving middle and high school at-risk youths. The seniors at LFLCS lack preparedness for life after high school. This capstone project, Adopt a Senior, was an intervention program to increase preparedness and ease the transition to life among graduating seniors. Participating seniors developed a post-graduation plan focusing on their future goals. Eight of the 31 LFLCS seniors participated in the program, and four students developed a post-graduation plan. It is recommended that LFLCS continue implementing Adopt a Senior as it can increase student participation and preparedness.