Middle School Success
Did you know that success in school by 9th grade is a primary indicator of whether or not a student will graduate high school? As a community, when we provide middle school students ongoing encouragement and support during this critical time, we can stop them from falling through the cracks.
Middle School Success, an initiative of United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County, works to create success-ready 9th graders. We are part of a community solution to increase high school graduation rates, because we know graduates have more opportunities in Education, Income and Health throughout their lives.
Since 2010, Middle School Success has approached this work in two ways - increasing the quality of and access to out-of-school-time programs for students. We do that by working with partners to expand after-school and summer programs for students and provide professional development and evaluation tools for providers. Along the way, we make sure the community is aware of its role in youth success and speak out on issues impacting middle school students.
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