This week, Communities in Schools of the Golden Crescent held and open houst at Goliad Middle School, where families received information and resources for the current school year.

Each year, approximately 1.2 million students in the United States discontinue their education, and these individuals are more prone to landing in low-wage positions or engaging in criminal activities compared to their high school graduate peers. Fortunately, dropout rates have been decreasing since the early 1990s for all students, with a particular decline observed among Hispanic Americans.

The top objective of Communities In Schools, a nationwide organization that links volunteers with at-risk students, is to provide students with the necessary backing and motivation to remain in school and obtain their diplomas. In the Golden Crescent area, CIS volunteers engage with middle and high school students through mentoring, tutoring, and assistance.