United Way keeps kids in school
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- United Way has a lot of programs but one of the least known is keeping kids in Southern Nevada in school. And it's making Las Vegas a better place to live.
The program is called FERC -- Family Engagement Resource Center. Students close to dropping out are invited to the FERC center to get advice, get help with homework, and help navigating high school.
United Way President & CEO Cass Palmer says, "This opportunity allows them to achieve that one thing they need and that's that high school diploma. I ran employment centers here for many years. Without that High School diploma they don't have a shot at getting a decent job."
The United Way funds this FERC program in five Clark County Schools and so far, they are helping 2500 students stay in school.