Local Resources to Help Curb Dismal Graduation Rate

June 19, 2013 Updated Jun 19, 2013 at 6:35 PM EDT

By HILARY LANE

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June 19, 2013 Updated Jun 19, 2013 at 6:35 PM EDT


BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - The University of Buffalo's Educational Opportunity Center has many resources available to more students graduate from high school.

The center, which serves low income students, provides vocational training, exam and college prep, as well as employment services free of charge.

The organization mostly serves adults who have dropped out of high school and are now looking for a job or pursuing higher education.

However, center reps say they will be reaching out to the Buffalo School System, offering their counseling and educational services for struggling students.

The idea is to encouarge kids to stay in school and help those who have already dropped out, get back on track.

The Educational Opportunity Center has two locations, one on Washington Street and a brand new location on Ellicott street.

All services are free of charge.

If you are interested, the first step is to check if you meet the income, academic, and residency requirements.

Here is the contact information:

465 Washington St Buffalo, NY 14203
(716) 849-6727