IDRA Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program Introductory Seminar and Program Tour

IDRA Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program Introductory Seminar and Program Tour

See how the award-winning IDRA Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program can help you keep students in school. This cross-age tutoring program is research-based and has been recognized internationally for its high rates of success – keeping 98 percent of its tutors in school.

La Quinta Inns and Suites San Antonio Riverwalk – Downtown in San Antonio. 

Registration fee is $50 and includes lunch and transportation to site visit

At this special event, designed for educators, administrators and community members, you will:

  • See the program in action by visiting a school that is successfully implementing the program
  • Hear how cross-age tutoring can help your school prevent students from dropping out
  • Meet staff from other schools that are using the Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program
  • This program is funded through school districts’ and campuses’ own initiatives. Learn how to use federal, state and other sources to fund the program


See the event brochure or visit IDRA's website to get details or register online now.

Online brochure

Video: See an overview of how the Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program impacts students and schools. [12 min]

Video: RANDY ESCAMILLANEWS 4 SAN ANTONIOSAN ANTONIO - San Antonio is the national role model for saving at-risk students of dropping out of high school

The Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program, created by IDRA, is an internationally-recognized, cross-age tutoring program with an unusual twist. This dropout prevention program works by identifying junior high and high school students in at-risk situations and enlisting them as tutors for elementary school youngsters who are also struggling in school. Given this role of personal and academic responsibility, the Valued Youth tutors learn self-discipline and develop self-esteem; schools shift to the philosophy and practices of valuing students considered at-risk. Results show that tutors stay in school, have increased academic performance, improved school attendance and advanced to higher education. Since its inception in San Antonio in 1984, the program has kept 33,000 students in school, young people who were previously at risk of dropping out. The lives of more than 646,000 children, families and educators have been positively impacted by the program.