Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)has been working on the report, “Working Together to Help Youth Thrive in Schools and Communities.” Through this study, researchers have yielded some very interesting results that benefit youth and also reduce school costs.
The results, which proved affective as early as twelve months of enrollment in the program, showed that only 8 percent, as a opposed to the national average of 15 percent, of students had to repeat a grade. It also saved $4.5 million by having more children promoted to the next grade level.
Increases in graduation rates and decreases in depression, anxiety, and suicidal attempts also resulted in program participation.
For more information on this study, http://www.samhsa.gov/newsroom/advisories/0905064401.aspx