News 5 Cleveland outlines Proving Ground's partnership with the Ohio Department of Education and the Cleveland Browns Foundation.
CLEVELAND — During the 2017-2018 school year, more than 260,000 of Ohio’s K-12 students missed 10 percent of the school year and were chronically absent, but the Cleveland Browns are looking to change that.
On Friday, the Cleveland Browns Foundation partnered with the Ohio Department of Education and Proving Ground to launch “Get 2 School, Stay in the Game!”—a statewide program intended to teach kids the importance of school attendance and help to end to chronic absenteeism.
“The equation is quite simple,” said Cleveland Browns Owner Dee Haslam. “The more a student attends school, the more prepared they are for future success beyond the classroom.”