Posted January 22, 2016
Twenty-two teams went door-to-door Friday with a clear mission: Help children who have given up on education find their way back to school.
The effort is called Steps to Success, and it's a partnership between Tucson Unified and the Mayor of Tucson. Teams consisted of Tucson Unified and City of Tucson staff members and community. The Jan. 15 walk was the fourth since the program started in 2013. So far more than 300 students have returned to school, and 41 have graduated.
"It's always great two being a new year with a new focus on our primary focus," said Dr. H.T. Sánchez, superintendent of Tucson Unified School District. "That focus is building a better future one student at a time."
Rashad Robinson, who works at Tucson Unified, has done the Steps to Success walk three times. "I love it because it gives us a chance to get kids back in school. I enjoy it. It gets better each time."
If you know a student who is thinking about give up on school or needs a helping hand to come back, please call 232-8411 or visit TUSD's Success Center on the Catalina High School campus, 3645 E. Pima Street. The hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.