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Credentialed by 26 Series: High Expectations & Strong Supports Yield Postsecondary Success

Issue Brief
August 4, 2011
Brockton, MA
This brief demonstrates that it is in fact possible to insulate the education pipeline for older, vulnerable youth by providing the supports necessary for their success.

This brief describes how YouthBuild Brockton, as part of YouthBuild USA’s Postsecondary Education Initiative, is partnering with Massasoit Community College to move from dropout recovery into postsecondary completion. It also summarizes research on student supports in higher education and features a conversation with Ann Coles, senior associate at the Institute for Higher Education Policy.

Chart of supports needed to help young people to and through higher education.

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