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Task force created to improve graduation rates in Brown County

100 adult mentors needed by March 1st
Posted: 2:57 AM, Jan 09, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-10 16:15:49Z
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BROWN COUNTY, Wis. — Leaders are looking to improve graduation rates throughout Brown County with a new initiative.

A graduation task force has been created to ensure every student graduates from High School.

According to data from Wisconsin's Department of Public Instruction, right now more than 6000 students in Brown County are at risk of dropping out.

The Denmark, Green Bay and Howard-Suamico School Districts are all launching this initiative throughout four schools.

Those include Bay Port High School, Denmark Middle School, Edison Middle School and Preble High School.

The plan will match an adult mentor with eligible students in each of these schools.

"Kids in schools who are struggling and just need that extra support or someone that they can talk to," said Eric VandenHeuvel, the Chief Academic Officer with the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Green Bay. "If we can find people who are willing to help kids who don't have anybody who is ther for them, or could use an extra hand. We want to find those people and put them in front of our kids."

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Wisconsin is looking to recruit 100 adults by March 1st.

It is a one-year commitment.

To apply, click here .