Recent news indicates that the New Hampshire dropout rate, while one of the lowest in the nation, has increased.
Research has shown for years that there are correlations between alcohol and other drug abuse and dropping out of school. Dropouts also tend to be involved in more violent and criminal activity.
Many children who struggle in school have been mistreated at school or at home. Supporting these children and teens so they can do their best work at school benefits the whole community; not only are these students less disruptive in class, they grow into productive adults who contribute to the community through hard work and paying taxes. Communities United Regional Network continues to work with our schools to improve screening and support for these vulnerable young people.