Making the Connection: Engaging and Retaining Young Adults in Postsecondary Education


Developed a postsecondary version of the Check & Connect student engagement model to increase students' ability to overcome barriers and persist in successful program completion in community college settings. Check & Connect is a targeted, intensive, comprehensive intervention model to enhance student engagement at school and with learning that has been validated with elementary to secondary level students. The outcome of this project was a model that addressed persistence at the community college level and that is ready for an efficacy trial.

This project was archived on 2013-04-24T00:00:00-05:00

Eileen A Klemm
Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education
Minneapolis Community and Technical College
Jefferson Community and Technical College [Louisville, KY]


Eileen A Klemm :: Check & Connect Program Manager

David R Johnson PhD :: Professor


  • Education practices (K12 and transition)
    • Dropout prevention and student engagement
      • Mentoring of youth
        • Transition planning
        • Employment and postsecondary education
          • Postsecondary education
          • Specific life stage
            • Adults


            • Research