At the direction and leadership of Supervisor Nate Miley and Alice Lai Bitker, the Safe Passages/Our Kids Middle School Strategy was implemented in the San Lorenzo Unified School District beginning the fall of 2006. The two middle schools selected to participate based on high need demographics are Edendale Middle School and Bohannon Middle Schools. Over 2,000 students are currently being served at the two school sites.
Seven middle schools in Oakland’s neediest areas will receive $15 million for an initiative to give students the extra help they need to graduate from high school and lead healthy lives, the Atlantic Philanthropies, an international foundation, announced Monday.
A program to keep Oakland middle schoolers in school and on the path to graduation has received a $15 million grant, announced Mayor Ron Dellums on Monday.