Because attending class prepares me for success in school and in life. If I attend school regularly, I know I can learn to:
- Read well by the end of third grade
- Graduate from high school
- Choose the career for me
- Choose the training or college education I need to help me be what I want to be
I promise to show up to school each day ready to learn, and do whatever I can to improve my attendance and help my friends get to school, too.
Because I know that daily attendance is critical to student success – from kindergarten all the way through high school graduation – and leads to students who can read on grade level, graduate high school on time, and choose the training, education and careers that best suit their goals, and because when we work together across education, families, communities, civic organizations and business, we can accomplish more than working alone.
When we show up for them, our students can show up and succeed.
I pledge to help students in my life show up to school every day ready to learn, to keep learning myself, and to do what I can to help students in Ohio increase attendance and decrease chronic absenteeism.