Program To Keep Kids In School Gets $300K

CBS Baltimore

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A local program aimed at keeping kids from dropping out of high school is getting a $300,000 boost after AT&T selects it as part of the company’s Aspire program.

Monique Griego has more on where the money goes.

The money will be used to expand the program, which helps troubled kids get back on track.

For many parents, keeping their kids in school is a major priority.

“It was so important to me,” said Felisha McNeil. “When he was having a little bit of trouble, I even went to school with him and sat in class to make sure he got what he needed.”

Excessively absent students are more likely to drop out and end up in jail. But one line of defense before that happens is the University of Baltimore’s truancy court program.

“We want to contribute to the community and the truancy court helps to do…

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