Mr. Kedric Sledge is a school social worker that specializes in dropout prevention and working with at-promise youth. He is a native of Saginaw Michigan. Mr. Sledge began his journey in 2004 working with children and families. His educational background includes a bachelor’s degree from Ferris State University, a master’s degree in Social Work from Clark Atlanta University, and a Specialist in Educational Leadership form Columbus State University. During his tenure at McClarin High School, Mr. Sledge has worked diligently implementing attendance protocols and social emotional support programs that have assisted in the school once considered to be a dropout factory to receiving the distinction as being a National Model School. Mr. Sledge has worked with organizations such as Chris Kids, Access Mental Health and Holy Cross Children Services, and Kairos Health Care. He has also facilitated workshops and trainings with the School Social Work Association of Georgia, the National Dropout Prevention Center at both the National At-Risk Youth FORUM and Reaching The Wounded Student conferences. Mr. Sledge believes in the importance of paying it forward. Every day he gives his time and talents tirelessly to making a difference in the lives of the families that he serves.