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Rise Up is West Virginia's Dropout Prevention Initiative. We all know the value of an education, but sometimes obstacles make it difficult to stay the course. The website provides alternatives, suggestions, resources and guidance to overcome these obstacles and stay on the road to successful completion of high school.

The US would save $41.8 billion in health care costs if the 600,000 young people who dropped out in 2004 were to complete one additional year of education.