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Choice Bus visits Pender High School

posted Oct 4, 2017, 7:06 AM by Miranda Ferguson   [ updated Oct 4, 2017, 7:06 AM ]

Choice Bus visits Pender High School

“What happens in our lives, positive and negative, is the result of the choices we make.” - Anonymous

The Choice Bus rolled onto the Pender High School campus on Tuesday, Oct. 3, allowing students to visualize the impact a decision can have on their lives as well as the importance of education.

Created by the Mattie C. Stewart Foundation to help reduce the dropout rate, the Choice Bus features a prison cell and classroom space. 

“There are two sides of life, getting an education that will make them be successful in life and making a choice that will govern the path that their lives will take,” said Gail Davis, presenter with the Mattie C. Stewart Foundation. “Oftentimes when the wrong choice is make, people end up in prison. Seventy-five percent of prisoners are high school dropouts. The other 25 percent are people who have been successful but made crazy choices. Our bus is here to give them a hands-on demonstration of the power education and choices have over their lives.”

When leaving the bus, students had the opportunity to sign their name on a banner, pledging to make good choices, follow their dreams, graduate from high school and make the most of their education.

We thank Communities in Schools for bringing the Choice Bus to Pender High and providing this opportunity to our students.