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Providing Hope to Underprivileged Children in the Gorge

Recent data reveals that high school students of Oregon are having trouble staying in school. More than 25% of high school students in the state leave before receiving a diploma. Poverty is a likely cause, since more than 21% of young people in Oregon live below the poverty line.

Big River Insurance is leading a local campaign to encourage Oregon high schoolers to stay the course and receive a diploma. “Our agency is convinced that education is critical, and we are dismayed to see so many children dropping out. To reverse this trend, we’re using our referral and rewards program to help organize support and encouragement for students in the Wasco County area,” said agency CEO Rob LaVigne.