From the Mayor's Desk: Steps to Success
I hope you are staying cool this summer Gilbert! We have been busy working with our schools this past spring and I am proud to announce that the town will be undergoing our second Steps to Success Walk on July 26th.
Launched last January as a pilot program, Steps to Success is an initiative in partnership with Gilbert Public Schools, Together Gilbert, the Gilbert Chamber of Commerce and the City of Mesa to assist high school students in obtaining their diploma. In the first class of participants we have seven amazing success stories, five of whom have already graduated and two who are on track to graduate by December. These seven students’ success is largely attributed to the strong role models in the community who dedicated their time and talents to assisting them accomplish their goals and reach their dreams!
For this upcoming walk, we hope to gain 25 new students, in an effort to lower the dropout rate within the community and help our youth map out a successful future. If you would like to learn more about the walk or the program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.