Back on Track
Pathways Through Postsecondary
JFF's long-standing commitment to improving the prospects of low-income 16- to 26-year-olds drives our focus on creating pathways to postsecondary credentials and family-sustaining careers for the 480,000 low-income students who drop out of high school each year.
In serving this population, the Back on Track model reengages off-track and out-of-school youth by creating clear pathways into and through postsecondary credentials. We develop and scale these designs with districts, states, national youth-serving networks, intermediaries and community colleges.
All Back on Track projects are led by a senior team from JFF. Our staff have significant depth and breadth of experience working with districts, states, intermediaries, national youth-serving networks, and community colleges to implement programs and strategies that propel off-track youth to graduation and college-ready success. Learn more about our:
Among JFF's services to school districts, national youth-serving networks, and community colleges is the featured Counseling to Careers service line. CTC offers training and research-based consultation to help leaders and counselors develop seamless pathways to postsecondary and career credentials for the Back on Track student population. For more information, see our CTC brochure.
- What It Costs: Financing Back on Track Through College Designs
- Using Educational Technology to Help Students Get Back on Track
- Putting Students in the Driver's Seat: Good Shepherd Services' LifeLink Approach to Postsecondary Success
- Aligning Competencies to Rigorous Standards for Off-track Youth: A Case Study of Boston Day and Evening Academy
- Impact Profile of Aaron Dale: Disconnected Youth Get Second Chance to "X-Cel" in College
- The High School Graduation Initiative's Spring Technical Assistance Institute: "Recovery Programming: Growing and Aligning Efforts for Impact"
- The Best of Two Worlds: Lessons from a Community College-Community Organization Collaboration to Increase Student Success
- Pathway to Recovery: Implementing a Back on Track Through College Model
- Dropout Recovery is National Recovery: How Federal Policies Can Support the Spread of Back on Track Through College Pathways
- College and Career Ready Graduation: Strengthening the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
- From Remediation to Acceleration: Early Lessons from Two Philadelphia Back on Track Schools
- Back on Track to College: A Texas School District Leverages State Policy to Put Dropouts on the Path to Success
- Reinventing Alternative Education: An Assessment of Current State Policy and How to Improve It
- Six Pillars of Effective Dropout Prevention and Recovery: An Assessment of Current State Policy and How to Improve It
- Mobilizing a Cross-Sector Collaborative for Systemic Change: Lessons from Project U-Turn, Philadelphia’s Campaign to Reduce the Dropout Rate
- Bringing Off-Track Youth Into the Center of High School Reform: Lessons and Tools from Leading Communities
- Addressing the Invisibility, Invention, and Infrastructure Challenges: Testimony of Adria Steinberg
- Changing the Landscape of Opportunity for Vulnerable Youth
- Early Lessons from the Strategic Assessment Initiative of the Youth Transition Funders Group