Program To Help Kids Stay In School In Place

By: Christine Kennedy
By: Christine Kennedy

While schools tighten the financial belt across our state, one non-profit organization in the east is using grant money to prevent students from dropping out.

Pamlico County Schools and non-profit organization Heartworks are tapping funds from a 142-thousand dollar dropout prevention grant.

They're using the money to pay high school students to tutor about 60 middle schoolers.

Students who receive help are selected by their performance.

The high school tutors are paid 10 dollars an hour and say the program called Canes Academy has really helped students prepare for end-of-grade tests.

Heartworks says in Pamlico County, about 25 to 30 students a year do not graduate.

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