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Fourth Steps to Success walk encourages students to come back to school

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Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, Left, And Tucson Unified Superintendent H.T. Sanchez Talk With A Student At His Home During Their Steps To Success Walk That Brings Students Back To School. Photo Courtesy Tucson Unified School District

Volunteers from Tucson Unified School District, the City of Tucson’s mayor’s office and other partner organizations will be going on the fourth Steps to Success walk on Friday, Jan.15, to reach out to children who have given up on education.

The teams will visit the homes of about 175 children. In the three previous walks combined, Steps to Success has brought more than 300 children back to school, and 41 have graduated so far. The first Steps to Success walk was in July 2014.

Fourth Steps to Success walk encourages students to come back to school 480x290Superintendent H.T. Sanchez and Mayor Jonathan Rothschild will be among volunteers who will visit homes between 8 a.m. and Noon on Friday.

Volunteers will be paired with a dropout prevention specialist and a Tucson Unified employee.

They will visit students who are close to having enough credits as well as some who have more work to do.

After each walk, the district’s Dropout Prevention department follows up with the families that are contacted.

This year, not only will each student be contacted again, all students who return to school will get a mentor to help them through.

For more information about the walk and dropout prevention, please call 520-232-8411.