Students who complete high school or earn a GED are less likely to use government programs or go to jail. Our program, called GRAVITY (GED+ Re-engagement Alternative Vocational Individualized Training for Youth), engages youth who have left school before graduation. It is part of the Open Doors Youth Re-engagement system at the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.
We work with school districts across our region to reduce their dropout rates by helping these youth earn enough credits to graduate from high school or get a GED.
GRAVITY partners with GRuB to offer a program called GroundED to help students earn their GEDs through GRuB's mission of growing healthy food, people, and communities. Participants can earn up to $1,000 in an educational stipend per season, based on meeting expectations for attendance and effort.
GRAVITY enrolls students at any time of the school year. Eligible students may also access GRAVITY services during the summer months.