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Keeping Students In School Has National Economic Impact Of $7.2 Billion

By Steve Majors May 18, 2016

The end of the school year is a personal milestone for students graduating from high school or graduating to the next grade. For the 11 million students who live in poverty, the feeling of accomplishment is felt more intensely because of the obstacles they face to stay in school.

During this graduation season, Communities In Schools is raising national awareness of the obstacles these at-risk students face and challenging communities to pledge to help more of their students make it to graduation. CIS Executive Vice President Gary Chapman recently spoke to radio stations across the country to discuss the economic benefits of a high school diploma. Listen here.