“Preventive Dropout”

Toward a more sustainable cost of healthcare one approach has been a focus on preventive healthcare. My read in this month’s TIME magazine showcased the implementation of what I’d call “preventive dropout” – a non-profit organization, City Year, having voluntary 17-24 year-old successful individuals assist in practicing pro-education anti-dropout operations in schools grades 3-9 to kids that are identified as likely to dropout. Based on what they call the ABC’s – poor Attendance, disruptive Behavior, and Course failure in Math and Science, City Year uses these indicators to pick out future dropouts and catch them early – an opportunity to instill experiences in the classroom early, and thus effective, toward prevention of future dropouts.