Houston Mayor and volunteers encouraging kids to return to school

Way to go! to all the volunteers who participate in the annual Houston dropout recovery walk. The ‘Grads Within Reach’ walk began in 2004 and has expanded to 22 Texas school districts.

School dropouts wake up on a Saturday morning to an unexpected knock on their door from volunteers encouraging them to return to school. “One kid dropping out of school is one kid too many.” Message to the dropouts – “We’re all here to tell you that you can do this” says Houston Mayor Annise Parker.

Original story by Safiya Ravat, Houston Chronicle