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Goal of the Graduation Task Force

The goal of the Graduation Task Force is to develop a system that links all students in Brown County to supports that will improve graduation rates.

What is mentoring?
Mentoring is a committed relationship in which a caring individual intentionally supports the development of skills, knowledge, and social/emotional wellness of a child or young adult. 


Overview of the Graduation Task Force

Achieve Brown County’s Graduation Task Force is equipping school counselors and social workers with a system to detect, determine, and deliver mentoring supports to those students most at risk of dropping out of school in grades 6th through 12th. The Task Force is composed of three pilot school districts and four community organizations.

  • Denmark School District
  • Green Bay Area Public School District
  • Howard-Suamico School District
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • The Boys & Girls Club of Green Bay
  • Family Services
  • Oneida Nation Youth Enrichment Services

The Work of the Graduation Task Force

Every child in Brown County deserves a future that includes all the opportunities afforded by a high school diploma. In the three pilot school districts, nearly 6,000 students in grades 6-12 have been identified as at a moderate- or high-risk of dropping out of high school (2017/2018). Early identification and support when students disengage from school is crucial to their ultimate success in life. The school districts alone do not have the resources to do this work.

The Graduation Task Force is centered on creating a formalized system to:

  • Detect those at risk of dropping out
  • Determine the proper supports
  • Deliver individualized supports through mentoring

Currently, there is no equivalent system in the community. The intent of this work is to systematically spread supports to all students across schools and mentoring organizations in Brown County. 

We recently launched the Alpha Test in 4 schools:

  • Bay Port High School
  • Preble High School
  • Denmark Middle School
  • Edison Middle School