Middle School Support

About Middle School Support

When we asked you, our donors, what issues facing our community you cared most about, you answered overwhelmingly: crime, poverty, and unemployment. The most effective way to reduce all three is to reduce the amount of high school dropouts in our region, and to do that, we must identify students at risk of dropping out while they're still in middle school, and offer them assistance. That is our top priority — ensure all Rock River Valley students entering 9th grade are on track to graduate.


Learn more about our Middle School Support initiatives

Move the Middle — A bold initiative ensuring every middle schooler is on track to graduate.

Early Warning and Response System — A pilot program that identifies middle schoolers who are struggling and guarantees their future success.

Rollin' Strong — This 10-week annual program builds relationships and life skills within the middle school participants (and builds bicycles, too).