High School Dropout Prevention
Approximately 7,000 high school students drop out every school day, which translates to one in four students. Once students make the decision to drop out, they lack the tools to compete in today's society and diminish their chances for greater success in the future.
But the decision to drop out of school does not happen overnight; it comes after years of frustration and failure. Often, those that drop out have run out of motivation and have no source of support or encouragement in school or at home.
The campaign's goal is to raise awareness about the dropout issue, provide insight into the types of challenges at-risk students face by featuring real student stories, and connect people to actions they can take to make a difference and "boost" (support) students in their communities.
Thanks to a variety of national resources, including www.mentoring.org - which provides a zip code based search of mentoring and similar volunteer opportunities - the BoostUp campaign is providing tools for local communities to keep their students on the path to graduation.