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Mayor Proclaims Sept. 7 as Keeping Every Youth in School Day

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CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -

City Council recognized a special partnership Tuesday as Mayor Nelda Martinez proclaimed Sept. 7 as Keeping Every Youth in School Day.

Also known as K.E.Y.S., a collaboration between the City, the Corpus Christi Independent School District and the Catholic Diocese, the partnership's goal is to keep students from dropping out of high school.

Mayor Nelda Martinez proclaimed September 7th as keeping every youth in school day the result of collaboration between the city, CCISD, and the catholic diocese.

"To ensure that all youth are enrolled in school by taking to the streets, knocking on doors of youth who are not in school and providing families with the resources needed for the youth to return to school," Martinez said.

The mayor cited statistics which show that one high school student in America drops out every 26 seconds, which adds up to more that one million per year. Those dropouts earn about $1 million less over their lifetimes than those who graduate from college.