ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Dougherty County School system is partnering with an organization to help at-risk students.
Monday night, the school board approved a memorandum of understanding with the Great Promise Partnership.
It will help students through the College & Career Performance Learning Center at Monroe High School get jobs with local employers.
The goal is to increase graduation rates and boost career success.
"The industries are going to provide mentors to the students once they go to the industries," said Gloria Baker, Academic Coordinator at the College & Career Performance Learning Center. "The Dougherty County School System is going to make sure they provide the transportation to the industries for the students and make sure that the students have the flexible schedules that they need."
The organization will place more than 20 students with SASCO, MCLB, Pfizer, and the Albany/Dougherty Chamber of Commerce.