Volunteers needed for We Want You Back day of action

The Minneapolis Public Schools, Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board and City of Minneapolis have joined forces again for the We Want You Back campaign which aims to get un-enrolled students to come back to school, complete their credits and get their diplomas.

Saturday, Sept. 10 is the second annual day of action that enlists the community’s help in reaching young people and raising public awareness about the dropout crisis and graduation gap in Minneapolis. On that day, hundreds of volunteers will be walking together throughout the city, distributing information, and talking with young people about re-enrolling in a program or school. Last year, 100 youth signed up on the spot to talk with Minneapolis school staff about getting on a path to finish their diploma, and 14 students have since graduated.

The campaign is looking for volunteers for the Sept. 10 day of action. Volunteer training will be provided by the Youth Coordinating Board, and Minneapolis Public Schools staff will be available that day to help students with the re-enrollment process. To sign-up to volunteer, or if you know a young person who would like to re-enroll, contact Jo Haberman, Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board, (612) 673-2720 or [email protected].

The campaigns strategy includes outreach at parks, libraries, and community events to generate awareness, culminating in the citywide door-knocking event. Superintendent Bernadeia Johnson, Mayor R.T. Rybak and Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman jointly chair the We Want You Back Campaign. We Want You Back is based on a successful model that is working in cities like Houston and Philadelphia. For more information visit www.wewantyoubackmpls.org.

Aug. 31, 2011

Published Aug 31, 2011



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