This is in response to Allison Rhyner's Jan. 12 letter, "Keeping kids in class," which noted the high school BASE program as a past effort to help reduce the dropout rate.
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I wanted to respond that, yes indeed, the BASE program continues to operate in all Juneau schools, with the mission of providing support services to struggling youth. We will continue collaborating with the Juneau School District to help combat this serious community issue.
Community services director,
Juneau Youth Services