Sept. 8, 2012 — Klein ISD staff members, administrators, Superintendent Dr. Jim Cain, counselors and community volunteers joined together for the annual Reach Out to Dropouts Walk sponsored by the City of Houston. For the fourth year in the district, 64 volunteers went door-to-door to nearly 77 homes to provide high school dropouts a second chance at earning a diploma. As a result of the walk, 11 students committed to returning to school or to participate in the Klein ISD 2nd Chance program.
“This year was extremely successful! At Klein Forest, we had eight teams who walked, with each making at least one contact and some had multiples,” said Shelli Moore, graduation advisor at Klein Forest. “Each year our volunteers are rewarded with how surprised students and parents are to see them, and that as a community we want them to know that we care, want them to be successful, and that they really do matter.”