This study examined the effects of an intervention program: The Sister Circle. The program was designed to address the specific needs of at-risk African American Female Adolescents (AAFA's) in a poor, urban high school. The study examined 2 years of field notes, school documents, interviews of student participants, staff and administrators at the high school. The program saw a 92% retention rate in participants and a 90% reduction in discipline referrals. Results of the study gleaned 4 factors as significant: 1. the presence of a caring adult, 2. a sisterhood to connect to 3. respect to give and to receive, 4. a safe place to meet.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Dissertations (EdD) -- Organizational leadership
Date of Award
Graduate School of Education and Psychology
McDaniel, Bobbi, "An examination of an intervention program: The Sister Circle" (2012). Theses and Dissertations. 293.