What works for at-risk youth?
Rineke's PhD research focuses on the vocational identity of young people with a vulnerable school career. For this purpose, it approached young people in Rotterdam who were studying at a Start College (the current Entrance Study Programme), who were following the specially developed programme "the District School" or who were visiting the Youth Desk. The mixed-methods research aims to provide insight into the extent to which individual characteristics of these at-risk youths are related to their occupational identity. The emphasis is on changeable characteristics that professionals in schools and programmes can use to strengthen professional identity. Furthermore, the research provides insight into desired approaches by mentors during individual counselling.