Are you doing any work with Kalamazoo's Promise? I've a link on my web site to some of the research related to that. I've also suggested to some of the organizers that they develop a tutor/mentor strategy to expand the adult learning and mentoring connections for the kids most at risk of not finishing school.
I think that one of the untapped resources is that kids can become leaders of information sharing and volunteer mobilization activities, using the web as a tool. I look forward to connecting with you.