Middle school is an exciting time for young students to test out their strengths, explore new things and imagine their future. But it’s also a time when too many students begin to disengage with school and take the first steps on the path towards dropping out of high school, putting their futures at risk.
This threat hits close to home. In Greenville County’s White Horse Road community, many students are at risk of not graduating from high school on time, or not at all. These children enter the classroom already burdened with outside needs – poverty, challenges within the family and hunger, to name a few. And while Greenville County schools work hard to provide an excellent education for these students, they can’t do it alone. They need community partners to come alongside them and help identify and eliminate the barriers that block children on the path to high school graduation and an actualization of their incredible potential.
That’s where OnTrack Greenville comes in.Fueled by the Greenville Partnership for Philanthropy and led by the United Way of Greenville County, OnTrack Greenville is a community-wide partnership between high-need public middle schools and multiple service-providing community organizations to help middle school students stay on the path to high school graduation and build a thriving future.
Public Education Partners serves as a strategic partner for OnTrack Greenville as stakeholders consider the best way to sustain, scale, and systematize OnTrack’s impact on student achievement and well-being.