News 4: Door to Door for Student Achievement efforts double September 30th, 2013

RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) — More than 500 volunteers are helping the Washoe County School District visit students who are at risk of dropping out, as part of the Door to Door for Student Achievement campaign.

“You never know what’s going to change a child’s life” said Pedro Martinez, Washoe County School District superintendent.

For Evelyn Araujo it was the Door to Door for Student Achievement program last year.

“I wasn’t attending school,” Araujo said.

She was working full-time to help support her family and wasn’t on track to graduate, Martinez visited her at home.

Governor Brian Sandoval also visits the students. This is his third year participating.

“It’s very inspiring for me to see them,” Gov. Sandoval said. ”A lot of them come from tough backgrounds and they have a lot of obstacles that none of us could even imagine.”

The effort has grown from 300 students last year to 780 this year.

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