Our local public high school has a 56% graduation rate. Students are often forced to leave school to work and support their families, or lack the resources or encouragement to stay motivated.
We believe presence matters.
100% of Presencia's leadership development program participants have graduated high school since we started in 2009.
Each day of our program, Presencia kids receive a snack to welcome them in, the supplies and assistance they need to complete their homework, a hot meal with fresh fruit, a story that expresses God's love for them, and a reading buddy!
We currently have 5 paid, high school aged tutoring directors, who began in our program as little kids and are now leading the next generation.