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Check & Connect Student Engagement Intervention | Institute on Community Integration
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Workshop on Check & Connect: An Effective Approach to Engaging American Indian Youth in School

Pre-Forum Workshop to be held at the 2014 National Forum on Dropout Prevention Strategies for Native and Tribal Communities, Sunday April 27, 2014 • 1:00-4:00pm Central • Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, Prior Lake MN

This session will provide an introduction to implementing Check & Connect, a structured mentoring intervention designed to enhance student engagement at school and with learning for disengaged K-12 students. Participants will be provided with an overview of the program and the steps for implementing Check & Connect at their sites.


Participants in this workshop will learn and understand —

Who Should Attend

The workshop is designed for attendees of the 2014 National Dropout Prevention Strategies for Native and Tribal Communities Forum who are interested in learning more about Check & Connect, a comprehensive student engagement intervention that has been implemented in Fond du Lac Ojibwe School and other native communities.


In addition to the forum registration fee, the cost is $40. See National Dropout Prevention Center / Network website for forum costs (early bird discount if registering by March 28, 2014) and to register.

On-site Trainings

Schools and organizations may request on-site training to prepare local staff to implement each component of Check & Connect. One great plus to having our staff come to you is that you also receive pre- and post-training consultation to determine your specific needs (in preparation for the training) and to assist with implementation (follow-up). The cost is determined based on number of participants.

To request on-site training, please complete the Training Inquiry form or contact us at 1-866-434-0010 or by email at

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