ROCHESTER, Minn. – The Mayo Clinic Community Contributions Committee has given $32,500 to Rochester Public Schools.
$30,000 will go to the SAFE program, which helps students get ready for college. The We Want You Back program will receive $2,500 to get students who have dropped out to re-enroll. Rochester Superintendent Michael Munoz says this money “demonstrates how our community and businesses can invest in the necessary resources for the development of students resulting in the social and economic growth of our community”.
Rochester Public Schools say the We Want You Back program has helped 19 dropouts get back into class and the SAFE program has served 169 students in the last two years.