BW Volunteers Help Boost High School Graduation Rates

December 3, 2013

In Cleveland, some schools have as high as a 60% drop out rate, according to a recent report on WOIO-TV. Historically, many of these students have been Hispanic. That's where Baldwin Wallace student volunteers with Esperanza (Spanish for "Hope") come in.

Ninety percent of the students that participate in the program, starting as early as the 6th Grade, graduate from High School. As a result, the graduation rate rose a significant 20% within the last 3 years. Baldwin Wallace students have been volunteering for the weekly program since 2011.