Did you know that 4 out 10 student in surrounding schools will never walk across the stage at graduation .
Thankfully this is not true for every school. But we don't think this should be true for any school! Nationally there has been at trend of students "Dropping Out and Clocking In."
"Roughly 30 percent of students who drop out of school between the ages of 16 and 18 are working in a variety of jobs, according to a new study by the Urban Institute, a non-profit research group based in Washington, D.C."
Programs like our Back To School and Summer Food Program help take economic pressure off of parents and students alike.
So we say, Thank you!
You have done an amazing job helping us raise funds and collecting school supplies as well as food for the children in our Back To School and Summer Food Program. On July 31st, with excitement, these wonderful children and teens will pick up their back packs, school supplies, and fresh clean clothes. You did a great job and there is still time to continue giving.
At this time 239 of our 500 students still need backpacks. If you would like to help us provide backpacks get involve by doing the following: