Student Outreach and Re-Engagement (SOAR)
SOAR focuses on the re-engagement of chronically truant and out of school youth. Bring students who are out of school or off-track back onto a path for reaching their goals.
|"The high school dropout rate is an epidemic in this country. It has devastating consequences for the individual student, family, school, and community."|
Student Outreach and Re-Engagement (SOAR) is a program sponsored by the Chicago Public Schools that focuses on the re-engagement of chronically truant and out of school youth. SOAR services those seeking support to re-enroll in school and provides comprehensive supportive services for youth and their families to provide them a chance to succeed.
This initiative addresses the staggering number of youth who are disengaged from their home school without pursuit of completing a high school education. The anticipated impact to our community includes, but is not limited to, the following:
Reduce violent crime by shrinking the number of youth roaming the streets during school hours;
Decrease dropout rates by providing re-enrollment services;
Decrease chronic truancy by providing case management services to youth.
Chicago Public Schools also facilitate Mentoring and Advocacy Service for students at Bogan Computer Technical High School and Christian Fenger Academy High School with paid work experience.