Check & Connect Truancy Prevention


The Check & Connect Program is an evidenced based truancy intervention/prevention program designed to enhance student’s engagement at school and with learning. The Model was developed by the University of Minnesota to promote students’ engagement with their school, reduce dropout and increase school attendance. The Program consists of the following four components:


  • A Mentor who keeps education salient for students
  • Systematic monitoring
  • Timely and individualized intervention
  • Enhancing home-school communication and home support for learning


The Mentor works with the students and partners with families for a minimum of two years. During this time, the Mentor is regularly checking on the educational progress of the student, intervening in a timely manner to reestablish and maintain the student’s connection to school and learning and enhancing the students’ social and academic competencies.


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