David Kollar has been an integral part of Jeffco Public Schools’ Office of Dropout Prevention and Recovery as its director since its inception five years ago. In that time, Jeffco’s dropout rate has fallen by 50%. Dave is also the father of two elementary age daughters and he plays a very important role as a member of the Watch Dog program at their school. He gives a powerful TED talk about how making authentic connections with children at school, especially from Fathers, has a direct impact on dropout rates and closing the achievement gap. Learn about one more tool in helping to reduce dropout rates and how providing a positive male role model at school for your kids can have even greater impact in your community. Interesting point.