LR Board Approves High School Dropout Training Program

City leaders make plans to partner with the Little Rock School District to offer career services to dropouts.
LITTLE ROCK, AR--Little Rock city leaders approved a plan to help high school dropouts receive career training Tuesday. City leaders voted to offer funding for a partnership with the Little Rock School District for an evening career center.

If the school board approves the plan, the program would offer career training to up to 50 young adults between 18 and 24 years old.

City Director Doris Wright voted for the project, saying, "I'm very excited as a board director and vice mayor. I want to see these young people have a safety net. We don't often get second chances and this is an opportunity for them to have a second chance and I'm very excited about that."

The six month pilot project will cost roughly $200,000. The Little Rock School District is set to discuss the program Thursday.
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