The Graduation Initiative is a unique partnership that brings together the Buncombe County School System, Buncombe County, and the Center for Social Enterprise to reach out to students in Buncombe County who may be at risk of leaving school before graduation.

Building on the successes of programs already established in the Buncombe County School System and forging new and innovative strategies and partnerships, the Graduation Initiative looks to a new frontier of ideas and methods to increase the number of students graduating from high school and ensuring a greater possibility of success in the future truly showing them that there are no limits.

Led by Buncombe County Schools Associate Superintendent. Dr. Tony Baldwin and executive director, Donna Lanahan, the Graduation Initiative brings a new vigor and commitment to the students of the Buncombe County School System and the courage to stand beside those whose future are at stake and whose futures affects us all.