The largest public school system in the state of Indiana also has one of the highest dropout rates in the country. Recently, Indianapolis Public Schools began a month-long campaign titled “Reclaim Your Future,” showing that they give a care about the 5,000 former students and want to encourage them to return and finish their education. Many specially trained volunteers are hitting the streets and going door-to-door to make personal visits in the hopes that some will consider returning this fall.
With a presence in 5 IPS schools, HealthNet’s School-Based Services also gives a care about these students. Since often the reason a student can’t get to school is health-related, the need for greater access to care is vital for retaining these students who are brought back.
In recent posts, we have said:
IPS is showing that they #giveacareabout bringing dropouts back to school in order to make sure they gain their diploma. Here at HealthNet, we have shown that we #giveacareabout the health and well-being of these students so that they can focus on their studies and not have to be absent.
What do you give a care about when it comes to students gaining their education?
What aspects of the education system do you think need an upgrade?