Students tend to drop out of high school in grade 9, and those who leave high school early are 72% more likely to be unemployed than those who graduate. I want you to meet two young people who are helping to solve this problem. They volunteer as tutors at
HOSC's afterschool program CHiL
. Despite their busy schedules, these high school students carve out an hour a week to show at-risk middle school kids what it takes to succeed in high school and beyond.
CHiL was founded in 2011 to prevent at-risk youth from joining gangs, offering those students a supportive and structured environment after school. Tutors provide afterschool homework assistance and social and emotional learning activities at
Community Consolidated School District 21's middle schools:
Read about Sunny and Nick below. In the months to come we will continue to highlight programs and volunteers
as well others who have contributed to the success of HOSC.
Executive Director, HOSC