Is Liberty Partnerships Program Effective?
Is LPP Effective? YES
Data from the 2016 – 2017 LPP program evaluation revealed a variety of compelling results. Some of the more salient outcomes from the evaluation include:
- 14,207 middle and high school students who are at-risk for dropping out of school in New York State received services through LPP.
- An average of 347 students served per site.
- LPP programs provided over 679,000 hours of support services.
- An average of 16,570 services hours per site and 48 service hours per student.
- Common core services accounted for over 157,000 hours of service.
- Other activities ranged from providing college and career readiness skills to introducing LPP students to a variety of cultural enrichment activities.
- 96% of LPP students in grades of 5 and 11 advanced to the next grade level in 2017-18.
- 2,063 of the LPP High School seniors (94%) graduated high school.
- 94% of graduating seniors plan to attend college.
- There was a positive relationship between LPP participation and:
- improved classroom grades
- improved Regents exam scores
- improved school attendance
Why is LPP Effective?
Liberty is effective because Failure is not an Option!
- Collaboration between Higher Education Institutions, Schools, Community Stakeholders
- Parent Engagement
- Youth Development/Youth Leadership
- Service Delivery Systems Designed to Meet the Needs of Families
LPP is prioritized for the following program activities:
- skills assessment,
- academic and personal counseling,
- family counseling and home visits,
- mentoring programs (formal and informal), and
- staff development activities for personnel with direct responsibility for such students (germane to dropout prevention)