ROC the Future releases report on graduation rates and starts The Whole Child initiative

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. — ROC the Future is starting a new initiative called The Whole Child to improve the lives of children in Rochester.

The organization released the State Of Our Children report card on Thursday. It shows that the Rochester City School District’s high school graduation rates are now reaching 73%. There’s also an overall growth in proficiency for third-grade students.

“We’ve got some work to do. But we’re here at the table working together collaboratively, collectively with the Rochester city school district to make sure that our students are going to be successful,” said Dr. Lorna Washington of ROC The Future.

The Whole Child Initiative looks to further these improvements by encouraging change in culture, community, and families in the Rochester City School District.

You can see the full ROC the Future report card in this story: