Missed the school bus; stayed up too late overslept; no one got me up; didn't stay at my house last night; no way to get to school; our car broke down; we were out of town; mom got a new job and isn't home in the mornings, angry with the school; angry with the teacher; afraid of a student; don’t understand the work; have something else I would rather be doing; unaddressed medical needs; vacation; just don’t like school; they don’t like me…..
Bright Hopes, Inc. is a non-profit community organization organized to implement projects that stimulate improved school attendance of students in Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools.
Bright Hopes, Inc. working to reduce Charlotte Mecklenburg school absences by 50%
In order to increase success for community youth we must do more to support parents and youth. More resources, information and interventions are needed. We are stronger together.
Bright Hopes supported four schools and or 174 students with headphones as referred by their school. We also provided snacks and food to students and families as we worked to keep students connected and learning. Thank you to all those who helped us make this happen. The four schools we supported: Albemarle road Elementary and Albemarle Middle School, Idlewild road Elementary School and McClintock Middle School and others.