The National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People is organizing a national program to reduce truancy and school dropout rates among adolescents. The campaign is to be called "Back-to-School/Stay-in-School."
The program is supported by a grant from the Readers Digest Foundation. The NAACP has established a new department to coordinate the program. The department will be headed by Aileen James of Long Island, N.Y.
Information can be obtained by calling the NAACP's Baltimore office at (301) 358-8900.