Nearly 2,000 students and families were reached in one Saturday morning during the 2017 Graduation Walk!

Graduation Walk took place on August 26 with 500 volunteers and Des Moines Public Schools (DMPS) staff members visiting the homes of students at risk of dropping out to encourage them to graduate. In addition, volunteers gathered information on why students were missing class to share with DMPS to address any issues. The event was sponsored by Wells Fargo. 

Thanks to the many committed volunteers who reached out to show they care about the success of our students! Relive the event with us: 

Photos from DMPS

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Click on the photo above to view Des Moines Public Schools' flickr gallery. 

Media Coverage

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Kate Bennett

About The Author: Kate Bennett

Kate Bennett is the Community Impact Officer for Education.