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Southland Students Experience The Choice Bus
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Monday, May 07, 2018
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Georgia Students Learn the Importance of Education through “The Choice Bus” State Farm® Fueling “Stay in School” Tour GEORGIA –

 Students in grades 6-11 boarded The Choice Bus on May 1 thanks to collaboration between State Farm® and The Mattie C. Stewart Foundation. Students  received a firsthand look at what education can bring – at least $1 million over a person’s lifetime if they graduate from college. The half-prison cell, half-classroom converted school bus, visually portrays two different life perspectives. The bus is one of six tools created by The Mattie C. Stewart Foundation devoted to helping reduce the dropout rate in the United States. Since 2008, The Choice Bus has visited more than 2,000,000 students in 25 states.

“When students board The Choice Bus, they get to experience what life is actually like from two different points of view. It helps students dig deep into thinking about their futures based on the decisions they will make. Connecting education to future lifetime earning potential and career goals is what we strive to encourage,” said Sherri Stewart, executive director of The Mattie C. Stewart Foundation.

 

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