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The Promising Practices database informs professionals and community members about documented approaches to improving community health and quality of life.

The ultimate goal is to support the systematic adoption, implementation, and evaluation of successful programs, practices, and policy changes. The database provides carefully reviewed, documented, and ranked practices that range from good ideas to evidence-based practices.
Learn more about the ranking methodology.

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Career Skills Mentoring Program (Palm Beach and Martin, FL)

Local

Filed under Local, Effective Practice, Education / Student Performance K-12, Children, Teens, Adults, Urban

Goal: The goal of the program is to provide at-risk youth with mentorship and employment skills.

Community Based Mentoring Program: Palm Beach (Palm Beach and Martin, FL)

Local

Filed under Local, Effective Practice, Education / Student Performance K-12, Children, Teens, Adults

Goal: The goal of the program is to make a positive difference in the lives of children, primarily through professionally guided one-to-one relationships with caring adults, and to assist them in achieving their highest potential, as they grow to become confident, competent and caring individuals.

Health Science in Motion (Palm Beach County)

Local

Filed under Local, Good Idea, Education / Student Performance K-12, Children

Goal: The goal of HSIM is to increase at-risk youth interest in health sciences through its hands-on curriculum on the heart and DNA.

Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY): Palm Beach (Palm Beach County, FL)

Local

Filed under Local, Good Idea, Education / Student Performance K-12, Children, Families, Urban

Goal: HIPPY programs empower parents as primary educators of their children in the home and foster parent involvement in school and community life to maximize the chances of successful early school experiences.

School Based Mentoring Program: Palm Beach (Palm Beach and Martin, FL)

Local

Filed under Local, Effective Practice, Education / Student Performance K-12, Children, Teens, Adults

Goal: The goal of the program is to make a positive difference in the lives of children, primarily through professionally guided one-to-one relationships with caring adults, and to assist them in achieving their highest potential, as they grow to become confident, competent and caring individuals.

Think Big Clubs - Teen Mentoring (Palm Beach and Martin, FL)

Local

Filed under Local, Good Idea, Education / Student Performance K-12, Children, Teens

Goal: The goal of the program is to match high school students to elementary school students in a mentoring relationship.

Boys and Girls Club Project Learn

Filed under Evidence-Based Practice, Education / Student Performance K-12, Children

Goal: The goal of this program is to improve the educational performance of economically disadvantaged adolescents.

Building Educated Leaders for Life (BELL) (Selected communities in the U.S.)

Filed under Evidence-Based Practice, Education / Student Performance K-12, Children, Urban

Goal: BELL exists to transform the academic achievements, self-confidence, and life trajectories of children living in under-resourced, urban communities.

Caring School Community Program (USA)

Filed under Evidence-Based Practice, Education / School Environment, Children

Goal: The goal of the Caring School Community program is to build classroom and school communities in order to support learning, academic success, positive relationships and character formation.