It's a fact that the Coastal Bend has one of the highest high school dropout rates in Texas, even while career opportunities continue to grow; but one local non-profit organization called the Coastal Compass is not only helping those students finish their education, but it's also helping them find career opportunities.

Best of all, it's all free to the students.

Kiii News Reporter Sarah Acosta learned more about Coastal Compass for this 3News Special Report.