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14-04-2007, 05:39 AM
Students are more likely to remain in school when the Texas Teachers (http://www.happyfluffybunnies.com/) are efficient and efforts are made to improve their self-esteem and overall interest in the learning process. Efforts to include students in the educational decision making process tend to foster a sense of 'membership' in the school and result in lower rates of dropping out. One effective dropout prevention that has received success in keeping at-risk students in school until graduation is the Coca Cola Valued Youth Program.

The Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program works by placing junior high and high school students in positions of academic responsibility as Texas Teachers (http://www.happyfluffybunnies.com/) to elementary school students. These ‘Texas Teachers (http://www.happyfluffybunnies.com/)’ are paid a minimum wage stipend for their work, which reinforces the worth of students' time and efforts. Furthermore, working as Texas teachers improve their grades and stay in school. The philosophy behind the Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program involves:

• All students can learn.
• The school values all students.
• All students can actively contribute to their own education and to the education of others.
• All students, parents, and teachers have the right to participate fully in creating and maintaining excellent schools.
• Excellence in schools contributes to individual and collective economic growth, stability and advancement.
• Commitment to educational excellence is created by including students, parents, and teachers in setting goals, making decisions, monitoring progress, and evaluation outcomes.
• Student, parents, and teachers must be provided extensive, consistent support in ways that allow students to learn, teachers to teach, and parents to be involved.

14-04-2007, 06:37 AM
What a coincidence....
I used to work for Coca-cola too.

14-04-2007, 06:47 AM
Pepsi > Coca-Cola