The District’s Student Services Department has been awarded approximately $5.2 million, over five years, from the High School Graduation Initiative through the U.S. Department of Education. The funds will be used to support effective, sustainable and coordinated dropout prevention and re-entry programs at Boyd H. Anderson and Plantation high schools.
The grant was awarded in response to the District’s proposal to create a Mentoring Tomorrow’s Leaders project. The project is a comprehensive, coordinated effort to expand and enhance several existing dropout prevention and re-entry programs. The District’s dropout prevention programs are designed to include five key pillars of support: academic emphasis, mentoring, family involvement, community support and incentives.
Partnering organizations in the project include: Broward College, College Summit, Ready by 21, the Jim Moran Foundation, Broward Education Foundation, Workforce One, Princeton Review, Teen Lift, One Hundred Black Men of Broward County, Scholar Centric, International Longshoremen, Boyd Anderson Alumni Association, The Westside Gazette and the cities of Plantation and Lauderdale Lakes.