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.
Why students drop out of school:
There’s no single reason.
Students drop out of school for a number of different reasons—and it’s typically a combination of many issues. Here are some of the top reasons students give for leaving school:
- Classes aren’t interesting
- Parents/family/adults have low expectations
- Poor attendance
- Failing in school
- Family responsibilities (work, caring for siblings, etc.)
- Becoming a parent
- Too much freedom
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