Communities in Schools campaign kicks off

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Some local business and community leaders on Tuesday were at the Savannah Golf Club to kick of the Communities in Schools campaign.

The program began in 1992 when a Savannah restaurant owner grew concerned with the number of high schoolers who couldn't read a job application. Over the years, the program has expanded and aims to  bring hope to students in Chatham County.

"Its goal is to assist the school system in keeping kids in school and bringing those that have dropped out back in to school and getting them on the right track," said Tommy Hester, the campaign chair.

More than 1,000 students have graduated from the Communities in Schools program since it began in 1992. WTOC is a community partner.

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