What: PSJA ISD Countdown to Zero Dropout Recovery Walk is a door-to-door program that recovers students who have not returned to school. When a student does not show up to class at the beginning of the school year, attendance and dropout staff go to the homes of these students, provide encouragement, and offer resources so the students will return and finish school. For the past four years, community volunteers have assisted us in the recovery process, helping PSJA reduce the number of dropouts by over 80 percent.

Who: District employees and community volunteers who wish to participate in Countdown to Zero 2011 Dropout Recovery Walk.

When: Three Saturdays in September (3rd, 10th and 17th) from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Where: PSJA High School Cafeteria (805 W. Ridge Rd. in San Juan)

Why: PSJA ISD wants each student to graduate from high school and be prepared for post secondary education. We provide guidance and programs to facilitate the student's return to the classroom, while maintaining their goal of graduating from high school. Community support is vital to the success of the walk. We need community support to ensure that students graduate from high school.

Volunteer By: PSJA ISD invites anyone who wants to volunteer to:

Email: olga.villarreal@psjaisd.us

Call: (956) 354-2028 or Fax the Volunteer Form to (956) 702-5677.

To download the form go to: www.psjaisd.us/countdowntozero.