Thursday, January 19, 2006

District gets half a million to fund dropout program

The District has received $500,000 to set up a program through the District National Guard to help educate high school dropouts.
The 22-week residential program is voluntary and open to drug-free male and female high school dropouts between ages 16 and 18. Students are placed in platoons and attend classes, as well as complete physical activities. The program has eight core components, which include community service, citizenship, job skills and academic excellence.

After finishing the residential part, students complete a one-year mentoring phase that includes close tracking and placement in jobs or post-secondary education.
The District itself will add an additional $300,000 towards the program.

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