Cobb residents will have the opportunity this to dine out to help dropouts.
About a third of all Georgia high school students fail to finish high school in four years, with the state graduation rate at 67.4 percent. That number is even lower for South Cobb area high schools. In 2011, just 56 percent of South Cobb and of Pebblebrook students graduated in four years.
From Monday to Thursday this week, Cobb residents can support at-risk students in our community during Communities in Schools Marietta/Cobb County's Dine Out For Kids.
Participating restaurants will donate a portion of their proceeds to the nonprofit organization. Money raised will allow Communities in Schools to continue providing after-school, youth leadership, parent education and other important programs.
This will help prevent drop-outs and prepare students to succeed in school and plan for college and careers. For a list of participating restaurants or to print the flyer to give to your server, visit cismcc.org.
With less than half of South Cobb students and Pebblebrook students graduating in four years, do you think there is a problem with South Cobb schools? In addition to Dine Out week, what more can be done? Tell us below in the comments.