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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.

Dropouts “cost our nation more than $260 billion dollars…That’s in lost wages, lost taxes, and lost productivity over their lifetimes. In federal dollars, that will buy you ten years of research at the National Institutes of Health.