In 2012, the median wage for college graduates was more than twice that of high school dropouts and more than one-and-a-half times higher than that of high school graduates.
-U.S. Department of Labor
That’s why United Way has created GO Centers in a number of targeted middle schools in Tarrant County to help students transition to high school with relative ease. In the GO Centers, the college and career readiness learning opportunities help sixth, seventh and eighth grade students understand the importance of completing high school in order to attend college or join the workforce. Children identified as most at-risk by using a variety of criteria, such as grades, attendance, and behavior, are connected to Career Coaches. The coaches develop relationships with them, their families, and school administration. The coaches also help students set their sights beyond high school graduation so that they are internally motivated to finish school though a variety of ways, like field trips to universities and businesses.
See our Go Centers:
Help more students find their way to success in school and life by being a GO Center sponsor. Your donations will go towards providing computers, scholarships to College for Kids Summer Camp, and trips to colleges and universities. In return, you’ll get that good feeling that comes from helping children reach for their dreams at a critical time in their lives.
Help more students find their way to success in school and life by choosing to become a GO Center sponsor.
Sponsorship levels start as low as $3,000.
Our GO Centers are located in:
Forest Oak MS
Glencrest 6th Grade
Rosemont 6th Grade
William James MS
Eastern Hills High School
Need more information? Call us at (817) 258-8000 today!