Dropout Prevention Bus in Hattiesburg today | Community Spirit
The following is a press release from the Hattiesburg School District:
Students in Mississippi will experience firsthand the powerful message of The Choice Bus – the nation’s first mobile experience dedicated to reducing the dropout rate.
Thanks to a partnership between State Farm and The Mattie C. Stewart Foundation, students in Hattiesburg, Lumberton, Purvis and Tylertown will board the bus to gain a true understanding of the power of their choices.
The Choice Bus is one of three tools created by The Mattie C. Stewart Foundation to help reduce the dropout rate in the United States. Nearly 2,000 students will board the bus Tuesday, November 27 through Friday, November 30:
The Choice Bus is a powerful experience-based learning tool that travels the country giving students, teachers and families a hands-on look at the importance of education along with the likely consequences that await most high school dropouts – prison. This customized school bus features a full-scale replica of a prison cell in the back of the bus. The 25-minute Choice Bus.