Facilitating Long-term Improvements in Graduation and Higher Education for Tomorrow (FLIGHT)
- Seeks to keep students on track to graduate from high school and help them apply to and enroll in college
- Targets at-risk or disadvantaged middle school and high school students
- Provides individualized case management, mentoring and support services
- Students meet with a trained volunteer mentor for a minimum of fifteen 30-minute sessions per year, focusing on personal growth and development, academics and career planning
- Two-year scholarship to college or vocational training
Strength of evidence
Evidence level: Strong (second-highest tier)
Strong (second-highest tier)
Ranked as having the second-highest level of evidence by the U.S. Department of Education What Works Clearinghouse
High school-aged children
Outcomes and impact
- Increased college enrollment
Keys to successful implementation
- Note: This content is under review
- Sharing and disseminating eligibility requirements to qualifying students and families early in the school year can improve recruitment and participation.
- Partnerships between FLIGHT and community organizations can help recruit volunteer mentors for the program.
- Programs should target students in schools with higher student-to-guidance-counselor ratios, as these students tend to benefit most from program services. Partnerships with school districts can help program staff target these schools.