of Duval County ninth-graders graduate on time. Research shows that the process of dropping
out begins before high school.
United Way's Achievers for Life
is a community initiative focused on dropout prevention, targeting 6th grade students who are at risk for academic failure. Components include quality mentoring and counseling for students, family support services, as well as parent training to help principals increase families’ engagement at school. Achievers for Life
addresses the challenges associated with keeping students on track for high school graduation.
Learn more about United Way's Achievers For Life and its first- and second-year results:
Community Partners in Achievers For Life:
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida, Communities In Schools of Jacksonville, Duval County Public Schools, Jewish Family and Community Services, Learning to Finish Collaborative
Also check out:
Change a Student’s Life: The United Way Achievers for Life Program Needs MENTORS
To find out more about Achievers For Life
, contact Jan Morse
, Director of Childhood & Youth Strategies
, at 904.390.3267