How can we keep students in school? Research suggests that one of the most important things is to keep them engaged in a safe, supportive environment.
What can you do to help engage students in their communities and create a safe and supportive environment? Offer a few words of encouragement. Become a mentor. Volunteer with a local youth service organization. Coach a team. Whatever you do, you’ll have a profound impact on a student’s ability and desire to stay in school and graduate.
Contact schools in your community directly to inquire about volunteer opportunities. Common volunteer activities include: