Education Segment: How Elevate Bay serves at-risk children

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG) - For this week's education segment, we sat down with Stacey Legg, coordinator of Elevate Bay, to hear more about how the program is serving at-risk children in Bay District Schools.

Elevate Bay is a volunteer program for providing emotional and mental support to at-risk students, particularly at the elementary school level. At this time, more mentors are needed. Since the storm, Legg says the need has exploded.

According to Bay District Schools, 5,824 homeless students are currently being served. About 1,413 students have transferred schools within Bay County since Hurricane Michael at least once, and 161 have transferred two or more times.

Call the district office or go to their Facebook page to find out how you can get involved. For information, watch Jessica's full interview.

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