GAINESVILLE - They say there's a need to work together to help keep students from dropping out of school.
United Way officials hosted an "Education Symposium" on Thursday to find out the problems associated with education in Alachua County.
Residents say that preparing children from birth to 5 years old will help keep students from dropping out of high school years later.
"I hope we can develop an action plan that individuals at this meeting and individuals can implement," Xavier Monroe Gainesville Resident said.
"it's a great way to get everybody together and get a common cause and find out from other people and individuals are doing," Keith Perry Florida State Representative said.
One idea that came out of the meeting was to create a registry to let residents know what resources are avaialble.
For more information contact United Way at http://www.unitedwayncfl.org
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