While many new high school graduates are enjoying summer break and preparing for their next big step, millions of young people across America are struggling to figure out what’s next since they didn’t receive their diploma on time.
The stark reality is: every 26 seconds, a young person drops out of high school in the U.S. Looking at it another way: about a third of high school students nationwide don’t graduate with their classmates. No matter how you do the math, those are figures that need to change.
This summer, Communities In Schools is proud to partner with Procter & Gamble’s GIVE Education, a social sustainability program dedicated to raising awareness of the dropout crisis and helping our organization get the resources it needs to keep students on track to graduate.
Here’s how you can help Communities In Schools and GIVE Education support students at risk of dropping out:
- LIKE the GIVE Education Facebook page. Every new LIKE will trigger a $1 donation to Communities In Schools (up to $10,000). Here, you can also read real-life success stories from students who overcame major obstacles to graduate high school with the help of Communities In Schools.
- P&G will launch a unique rebate program on Sunday, August 12. With every purchase of $25 worth of P&G products, shoppers will receive a $5 rebate, and P&G will also donate $5 to Communities In Schools.
- Keep an eye out for the P&G brandSAVER coupon booklet available Sunday, August 26, as an insert in newspapers across the country. Simply clip the coupons, shop for P&G products, and you’ll be supporting Communities In Schools. For every GIVE Education brandSAVER coupon redeemed, P&G will donate two cents to Communities In Schools.
Of course you’ll want to watch for news about the Los Angeles launch of the Communities In Schools + P&G GIVE Education partnership in early August. We are really excited about our celebrity spokesperson! Stay tuned…