Truancy Prevention

Passage of Youth is dedicated to motivate adolescents and teens to enhance their school attendance. Passage of Youth provides interventions and programs designed to improve school attendance, achievements, and relationships meant to last a lifetime. Passage of Youth (POY) exists to bring hope and inspire youth to succeed personally and academically.

We do this by targeting two core developmental needs facing our youth:

Development Passage of Youth is committed to building lives and maximizing potential through empowering, effective training and mentoring. Our program is purposed to reduce truancy and involvement in with the juvenile court system. We will address the social and cultural needs of these populations and maintain their efforts in a collaborative process involving students, families, and staff. It is our goal to work with youth and their families to reduce or eliminate the risk factors and establish a stable healthy home environment.

The Urban Challenge: Why Truancy Exist

Many reasons, which have been generalized into four categories:

Family. These include lack of guidance or parental supervision, drug or alcohol abuse, lack of awareness of attendance laws, and differing views about education.

School. These include factors such as school environment (school size, attitudes of teachers, students, and administrators), an inability to engage the diverse cultural and learning styles of minority students, inconsistent attendance policies, and lack of meaningful consequences.

Economics. These include employed students, single-parent homes, a lack of affordable transportation and child care, high mobility rates, and parents with multiple jobs.

Student. Factors include drug and alcohol abuse, misunderstanding or ignorance of attendance laws, physical and emotional ill health, lack of incentive, lack of school engaged friends, and lack of proficiency in English.


Also offering

Family, Group, and Individual therapy
Community Outreach
Parent Education and Support
Academic Enrichment and Intervention

1st and 3rd Saturdays - 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
2nd and 4th Thursdays - 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Program Fee: $35.00 dollars (Includes registration and materials)

Passage of Youth Family Center, Inc.
4024 Elm Street
Suite A
Dallas, TX 75226
Phone: 214.948.9292