Title

An Innovative Solution to Make Sure High School Students Stay in School.

Location

Room A117

Document Type

Presentation

Type

Social Entrepreneurship (SocEnt)

Start Date

1-5-2019 11:30 AM

End Date

1-5-2019 11:50 AM

Abstract

Project No Drop attempts to make sure that students stop dropping out of high school. Currently, within Illinois, high schools such as East Aurora High School have a dropout rate six times higher than the national average. Project No Drop’s mission is to make sure that all students are able to get the same opportunities in the future through continued education. There are many factors that contribute to a students decision to drop out, which includes low motivation, disillusion, and apathy towards schoolwork and school completion because a student doesn’t feel or show significant academic progress in school. Through identifying their needs, we will build sustainable support for the students in need and connect them with opportunities so that they can succeed. We will first identify students that are potentially dropping out, motivate them to address their needs, and help students improve their academics. Through tutoring, summer programs, academic counseling, peer support system, internships, and possibly research opportunities, Project No Drop aims to alleviate the dropout crisis in East Aurora.

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An Innovative Solution to Make Sure High School Students Stay in School.

Room A117

Project No Drop attempts to make sure that students stop dropping out of high school. Currently, within Illinois, high schools such as East Aurora High School have a dropout rate six times higher than the national average. Project No Drop’s mission is to make sure that all students are able to get the same opportunities in the future through continued education. There are many factors that contribute to a students decision to drop out, which includes low motivation, disillusion, and apathy towards schoolwork and school completion because a student doesn’t feel or show significant academic progress in school. Through identifying their needs, we will build sustainable support for the students in need and connect them with opportunities so that they can succeed. We will first identify students that are potentially dropping out, motivate them to address their needs, and help students improve their academics. Through tutoring, summer programs, academic counseling, peer support system, internships, and possibly research opportunities, Project No Drop aims to alleviate the dropout crisis in East Aurora.