Douglas County’s efforts to develop its first school-based health clinic recently received a shot in the arm as energy infrastructure operator Williams donated $3,500 through its Dalton Expansion Project grant program to support Communities in Schools and its mission to make health care services available to students.
Communities in Schools is the largest dropout prevention organization in the nation. By making health care services more easily available, the organization believes that it can help students avoid health-related absences, which can translate into more success in the classroom.
“We want to see our students surrounded with support so that they are empowered to stay in school and achieve in life,” said Douglas County School Superintendent Dr. Gordon Pritz. “Community contributions like this one from Williams are very much appreciated and will go a long way towards our vision of helping students succeed.”