Remember to send any success stories you want to share as well. We want everyone to know all the good work being done in our region on dropout prevention!


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Upcoming Events

Stopping the School to Prison Pipeline: New Approaches to Supporting Student Well-being
December 11, 2014 1-4 pm
WCE Room 162
Open to the Public: Free Event!

“Success Within Reach: Strategies for At-Risk Youth”
2015 At-Risk Youth National Forum
Feb. 15-18, Myrtle Beach S.C.
Sponsored by the National Dropout Prevention Center/Network, Clemson University
Co-Sponsored by the UNCW Watson College of Education Dropout Prevention Coalition
Proposals will be accepted through December 14, 2014. For information or to register visit


News & Information

Stopping the School to Prison Pipeline:
New Approaches to Supporting Student Well-being

The Dropout Prevention Coalition in collaboration with the Watson College of Education Outreach Alliance will host a Roundtable event:

December 11, 2014 1-4 pm
Watson College of Education Room 162
Open to the Public: Free Event!

Representatives from area school districts, law enforcement, community members and other interested individuals are invited to attend.

Keynote: Chief District Court Justice J. H. Corpening II
Topic: Plugging the Pipeline: Inter-Agency Collaboration in New Hanover County
New Hanover County has been working for over 2 years to implement a highly successful program developed in Georgia.

Additional presenters will be discussing successful programs including: Interagency Agreements, Positive Behavioral Intervention Systems, Bullying Prevention, Preventing School Violence and School Based Mental Health Intervention Programs.

After short presentations, the speakers will be available for you to meet with to have in-depth discussions in a roundtable format. There will be time for you to meet with more than one of the presenters. If you have any questions please contact Dr. Janna Robertson at

Please register online >

We hope to see you on December 11!

2014 National At-Risk Youth Forum Presentations

2013 National At-Risk Youth Forum Presentations

2012 Dropout Prevention Regional Symposium

The Watson College of Education at UNCW and the Dropout Prevention Coalition of Southeastern North Carolina held an Education Symposium on December 5th from 1 to 4:30 pm at the Watson College of Education in Wilmington, NC. The Symposium, entitled "Innovative Ways to Engage Students in Learning", was designed to promote best practices in education and showcase success stories from our region.

The Symposium began with a keynote address by former North Carolina Senator Howard N. Lee, founder of the Howard N. Lee Institute for Equity and Opportunity in Education. The event featured four roundtable discussions with panelists from 15 successful regional school programs and community agencies. The panelists shared effective strategies on a wide range of topics including career and technical education, student mentoring, fostering student engagement through innovative use of technology and participation in the arts.

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2012 Presentations

2012 National Dropout Prevention Conference Materials

Students Graduate from the Youthbuild Program at UNCW

In collaboration with the Wilmington Housing Authority, UNCW, and the Dropout Prevention Coalition, more than 30 students graduated the Youthbuild program. more...


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