Two very important programs (and currently underfunded programs) at TROY are the transportation program and the lunch program.
First transportation, we know that the most common and biggest obstacle to education that youth face is transportation. By picking students up and transporting them to school each day, we are often able to raise attendance that averages as low as 25% to 85% at TROY. We feel this is a program that is vital to the success of our students and must continue in the future. However, this program continues to be at risk due to lack of funding and the high cost involved with transporting students.
The lunch program at TROY has grown to become a very important part of what we do. We have found that for many of our students, the lunch they receive at TROY is the only nutritious meal that they may have in a day. We do not take this responsibility lightly, we continue to work to improve the quality of the lunches that we provide to include fresh fruit and vegetables and other healthy choices. This program is also at risk due to a decline in donations to this program.