(Las Vegas, NV) –A grant of $125 thousand is headed to a Clark County high school.

The ability to keep students on track for graduation is a key to all educators. At Chaparral High School, students with risk factors for drop out will now receive additional help.

Danielle Dreitzer is with Communities in Schools, one of the partners behind the grant and told KXNT that the effort is a multi-tiered partnership.

“What we do is work in partnership with the schools to identify students who they feel could be at-risk of dropping out.”

The money is aimed at a group of students who have experienced some issues, but have some positives in their life as well.

“These are also students who have shown some kind of potential or that the school feels with the right support can be successful.”

The Changing Lives Community Fund was set up by Stan Tomchin to address the un-met needs of the Las Vegas community by serving as a catalyst to make a difference in the lives of others. The fund helps improve Nevada’s health, education, arts and quality of life sectors, and provides resources necessary for addressing Nevada’s most crucial issues to effect social change and care in the community.

Communities In Schools of Nevada with support from Teach For America teachers working at Chaparral High School will launch the new program during the fall 2012 school year.

For more information on CISN, visit http://www.cisnevada.org. For more information on Teach For America, visit http://www.teachforamerica.org.


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