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July 31, 2014

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CCSD, nonprofit groups team up to help at-risk students graduate

The Clark County School District will enter into a partnership with several nonprofit organizations to boost the graduation rate at 14 at-risk high schools.

The district will work with Workforce Connections and nonprofits HELP of Southern Nevada, Nevada Partners Inc. and the United Way of Southern Nevada to provide the chosen high schools with a “graduate advocate coordinator.”

These coordinators will provide remedial tutoring, career counseling and mentorship to 60 at-risk students at Basic, Cimarron-Memorial, Clark, Del Sol, Desert Pines, Mojave, Rancho, Sunrise Mountain, Valley and Western high schools.

The nonprofit groups will pay for the counselors. United Way will reimburse $5,000 to the district for conducting background checks on the counselors and for purchasing training materials for the mentors.

The agreement will be in effect immediately and last until September 2014.

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