Letters to the Editor

Letter: Graduation initiative

On behalf of the 355 recent graduates who were supported by United Way's 90% by 2020 initiative, I would like to express my sincere appreciation to those many businesses and individuals who have supported this work with their time, talent and treasure. High school graduation went from 59.6% in 2005 to 84.1% in 2020.

I previously volunteered with the 90% by 2020 partnership and found their research-based approach to assisting students quite effective. If you’d like to get involved in the ongoing work to reach a 90% graduation rate, please go to

Tam Agosti-Gisler


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