Who is a good fit at EDCO?
The EDCO Youth Alternative serves youth pursuing a high school diploma who have dropped out of school or are at-risk of dropping out. EDCO students must be enrolled in a Boston Public high school. The youth at EDCO are representative of Boston as a whole, hailing from every neighborhood in the city. The program’s educational philosophy includes a respect for human differences and a recognition that in diversity there is strength.
In order to be successful at EDCO, we believe that students must supply:
Genuine motivation to succeed
Effort to work through adversity and engage EDCO staff for support
Willingness to change patterns that interfere with positive youth development
A “Get something” attitude rather than a “get by” attitude.
Willingness to work hard.
Commitment to EDCO’s rules and expectations.
Students, parents, guardians, and support workers with additional questions and concerns may feel free to contact EDCO Youth Alternative at (617-262-9562).