Our community is asking for one hour a week. One hour a week will increase the ability of students in our community to graduate from high school. Recently, a 2003 graduate of a Tacoma high school informed me that during matriculation for her school in 1999, an administrator told her to look around her. "One student you are sitting next to will not graduate from high school," he said.
Approximately a thousand students were enrolled in her high school. The graduating class in 2003 was just over four hundred.
An hour a day is about the amount of time we spend on Facebook or watching a television show. A community effort to assist students graduate is very much needed in our community.
If you are interested in helping a local student meet this goal, please call
253-242-3463 or visit the web site http://www.findanhour.org/ -Alison Whiteman