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Program helps students attend college

Posted at 4:39 PM, Jul 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-12 21:49:16-04

A Tucson program to get more high school students to attend college will continue.

Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild and administrators from area high schools made the announcement today at Pueblo High School.

The program is funded through a grant from the "Corporation for National and Community Service".

The program connects students and their families with resources to help them graduate, then apply to colleges. This includes filling out the federal application for student aid.

The grant is for almost $1.5 million dollars. 

The mayor says so far, more than 1,000 people have volunteered to help in the program.