Operation Graduation: Three School Districts Seeking Mentors to Guide At Risk Students

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Green Bay Area Public Schools, Denmark School District, and Howard-Saumico School District are looking for 100 volunteers to help 6,000 at risk students in Brown County graduate.

The announcement was made Tuesday afternoon, along with the findings of a Graduation Task Force aimed at creating a system to identifying and aid students at risk of dropping out.

The pilot program will be offered at Bay Port High School, Denmark Middle School, Edison Middle School, and Preble High School.

The program is centered around the idea that it takes a village to help a child succeed.

“When you graduate from high school, it always takes somebody to help you,” Chief Academic Officer for the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Green Bay Eric VandenHeuvel said. “Nobody works through the system alone.”

The duties of a mentor will vary on a student-by-student basis, but could include anything from checking in on the student to preparing for college by helping fill out the FAFSA.

Officials say the program is expected to grow over time, expanding to other area schools.

If you are interested in becoming a mentor through the pilot program, click here for more information.

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