VII. Working Definitions of Important Terms Related to These Standards

Helping Families. Supporting Communities. Empowering Individuals.

Enrollee A student who has completed the first month of the full-time program, including the orientation and Mental Toughness program
Completer A student who stays until the end of the full YouthBuild program
Early completer A student who stays less than the full YouthBuild program cycle, but stays at least six months, and is placed in an appropriate job, a postsecondary educational placement, the military, or a residential treatment program
Exceptional early completer A student who stays less than six months in a YouthBuild program because there is a compelling reason to place him or her in an appropriate job, a postsecondary educational placement, the military, or a residential treatment program
Appropriate placement A placement that is better than what the student would have gotten without the YouthBuild program. This should include at least "satisfactory" level wage; and it should be a job in a field that is chosen by the student and that represents a career trajectory with possibility of advancement.
Graduate Graduate is defined by the local program, not by the Affiliated Network Program Standards, except in the case of an Honors YouthBuild Graduate (see page 58).
Termination Someone who is counted as terminated is terminated by the program after she or he has completed the first month of the full-time program, including orientation and Mental Toughness. If the student is terminated during that first month, he or she is taken from the rolls and not counted as an enrollee for that cycle.