Teen Outreach Program
Initiative Description: 9-month intervention teaching social and emotional skills through curriculum and service learning during social studies class periods once a week (45–60 min sessions) across the entire school year (32 weeks).
Study Results: Statistically significant reductions in failing grades and skipping classes compared with the comparison group.
Reference: Chung, S., & McBride, A. M. (2015). Social and emotional learning in middle school curricula: A service learning model based on positive youth development. Children & Youth Services Review, 53, 192-200.
Level of Evidence: Very Good