No one dreams of dropping out. Students want to graduate. They want to celebrate an achievement. They want a better job and a better life. But for too many students (more than 30% nationwide), there are serious barriers that get in the way.
Here’s the good news. We all have the ability to make a profound impact on a student’s ability and desire to stay in school and graduate. Research suggests that one of the most important things is to keep students engaged in a safe, supportive environment. The BoostUp campaign has acted as a facilitator for this type of support over the past several years, and who better to speak to the impact it can have than students themselves.
The people from BoostUp are caring and loving. They wanted to see me and my peers make something of our lives…I know if I can graduate with BoostUP help and love you can do it too.
-Courtni, Class of ‘08
LOVE BOOSTUP for making me feel like I shouldn’t be ashamed of what I was going through. I really felt like people had high expectations of me, and I didn’t want to disappoint them or myself.
-Giovanna, Class of ‘09
As a Latino I know times get tough, and it may seem like no one’s there to help, but after the boost I got from everyone, it made me believe in myself which was definitely what I needed to succeed.
-David T., Class of ‘09
So give it a shot. You might be surprised at just how impactful your words can be.