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‘Strive for Five’ Absence Awareness Campaign!

In New Orleans, 25 percent of public school children from kindergarten to 12th grade were chronically absent during the 2017-2018 school year – meaning they missed more than 10 percent of the school year, or 15-18 days. Missing more than five days of school can impact learning and lowers test scores and can put students at risk of repeating a grade and/or dropping out of school.

Want to participate!? Here are resources to download:
‘Stive for Five’ – Information Sheet
What to do to participate – Information Sheet for Families
Dedication Form – For Families

Poster and Video Contest for Students – Deadline, September 30 at 4:00 PM. Download the guidelines HERE.

Articles on the Campaign:

Entrepreneurial Fifth Grader featured in Times Picayune

18011602-mmmainRising Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans fifth grader Fleming James was featured on earlier this month. The piece commended Fleming’s entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to being strong, thoughtful and smart, which just so happens to be the name of his company. Through Strong, Thoughtful, Smart, Fleming raised $1,000.00 to support his school. Read more about Fleming and his company, STS: Strong, Thoughtful, Smart, over here.


Way to go, Fleming! We look forward to watching your company flourish!