Children with a positive attitude and confidence are set up for success that can last a lifetime. As part of our work to prepare children to succeed in school and life, our attendance initiative, Be There mobilizes thousands of trusted, caring adults to promote excellent school attendance among local children across Southwestern Pennsylvania. Unlike traditional efforts to reduce truancy and chronic absenteeism, Be There is a positive campaign focused on encouragement and positive reinforcement.
More than 45,000 students in 30 school districts have been reached by the Be There campaign. In Allegheny County alone, 18,000+ students were engaged in Be There activities this past year.
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