The United Way of Anderson and Anderson School District Five are joining forces to help keep teenagers in school through a program called Graduate Anderson.
On Saturday, August 28, teams of school and community volunteers will go knocking on the doors of potential dropouts and invite them to return to school. The event will run from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers will meet at 9 a.m. at Westside High School for training and information before making their way to local neighborhoods to visit both Westside and T.L. Hanna High School students.
The program will target students who have not attended high school classes during the first 1 ½ weeks of school, said Tripp Dukes, District Five’s Assistant Superintendent for Management and Testing. It is patterned after similar successful programs around the country, including Greenville.
This is a way for the community to show these students that we care about them and their futures are important to us,” Dukes said. “It could well be the deciding factor leading some of our students to return to school and graduate. For more information, contact Tripp Dukes at 231-1780.