Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)


Health, Human Services and Public Policy


Collaborative Health and Human Services

First Advisor

Barbara Silverthorne


This project entails a case management support intervention, providing one-to-one mentoring, academic assistance, and access to community resources for students at-risk of dropping out of High School. In Monterey County, there is a pressing issue: too many students are at risk of dropping out. Contributing factors encompassed socioeconomic disparities, inadequate resources and support services, as well as absenteeism and truancy. These factors pose significant risks for students' future prospects, potentially leading to unemployment and involvement in criminal activities. The project's expected outcome was to observe increased student attendance, improved grades, and consistency in completing activities on Edgenuity among students at-risk of dropping out of High School at Learning for Life Charter School (LFLCS). Data was gathered through access to student records and creating an Excel sheet to compare activity levels pre and post-mentorship and college tours. Findings indicate positive and negative outcomes, with increased student engagement, improved academic performance, and aspirations for higher education observed among participants, though challenges in consistency were encountered during implementation. While improvements in grades and attendance were not fully achieved, it is hoped that the mentorship provided laid a foundation for future academic success.