HISD wants to get dropouts back in school, and to do that, we need your help.
The district’s annual Grads Within Reach walk will be held on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015, and we’re looking for caring community members to visit the homes of students who have not returned to finish their high school education and help them explore the many options for graduation that HISD offers.
Each year, more than 1.2 million students across the country drop out of high school before receiving a diploma. These students put themselves at a distinct disadvantage. According to the PBS Frontline special, “Dropout Nation,” the average high school dropout can expect to earn an annual income of only $20,241 — a full $10,386 less than the typical high school graduate.
To volunteer, please fill out this form. If you have participated in the past, no additional training is needed. For current HISD employees, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a training package after you have completed the Volunteer Online Registration.
HISD has made it easy for dropouts to return to school. Visit this page for more information or call 713-556-7017 to learn how to enroll in classes again.