Show Up, Stand Out is a free program from the D.C. Justice Grants Administration to help parents get their children to school every day. We work with families one-on-one to find out what they need to make sure their kids attend school regularly—a critical first step for a good education and success later in life.
Kids who miss even a few days of school early in the year, are 5 times more likely to have major attendance problems that year. 1
Missing school days means missing out on important skills, like learning how to read. If children fall behind on reading skills by 3rd grade, they’re less likely to graduate high school on time. 2
Kids who miss the most school have the lowest grades and the highest dropout rates. 3
79% of families who received comprehensive services from Show Up, Stand Out improved kids’ attendance.