Students in Madison Metropolitan School District are excelling in and outside of the classroom, according to an analysis of the program completed by the Wisconsin HOPE Lab.
Students who participate in the Advancement via Individual Determination and the Boys and Girls Club's Teens of Promise programs are achieving higher GPAs, enrolling in advance placement courses and missing less days of school.
"I probably won't have graduated. Because my grades they weren't the best before I got into the program," said AVID TOPS student, Terreol Hannah.
Terreol Hannah was a freshman in high school when he started the AVID TOPS program. It's a decision he says Impacted his present and future.
"No one wants to admit that they need help, but after i did it and my freshman year in the program. I was like, I did need the help," said Hannah.