Created an effective and system-level process to increase student engagement by utilizing a collaboration with existing partners. This process was accomplished through a strategic integration of four research-based strategies for engaging high school students at-risk of dropping out of Fond du Lac Ojibwe School. These strategies included:

  1. Implementing Check & Connect (C&C): A nationally recognized, research-based comprehensive student engagement intervention,
  2. Embedding service-learning as a continuous component of core academic curricula;
  3. Integrating entrepreneurial standards and skills within service-learning projects focused on addressing community needs; and
  4. Implementing a youth leadership group to support on-going student voice and leadership.

This project was archived on 2015-10-05T00:00:00-05:00

Eileen A Klemm
Subcontract from
Fond du Lac Reservation [MN]
Corporation for National and Community Service
Fond du Lac Ojibwe School
Fond du Lac Reservation [MN]
National Youth Leadership Council


Eileen A Klemm :: Check & Connect Program Manager


  • Community life
    • Parenting and family relationships
      • Positive behavior support
        • Social inclusion
        • Culture and diversity
          • American Indians
            • Cultural competence
            • Education practices (K12 and transition)
              • Dropout prevention and student engagement
                • Family engagement
                  • Inclusive service learning
                    • Instructional strategies
                      • Mentoring of youth
                        • Positive behavior support
                          • Student learning strategies
                            • Transition planning
                              • Youth development and leadership
                              • Educational accountability and assessment
                                • Graduation requirements
                                • Specific life stage
                                  • Adolescents and young adults


                                  • Dissemination
                                    • Evaluation
                                      • Outreach
                                        • Research
                                          • Technical assistance
                                            • Training and professional development