Sponsor at-risk class at San Antonio Finance Park

Goal: $ 500

No of Donation: 19

 

 

Goal: $ 500
Amount Raised: $ 542.5
Remaining : $
No of Donation : 19
Category : Education
Url : http://www.ja.org
Contact Number : 262-432-3646
Address : One Education Way
State : Colorado Springs
City : CO
Country : US
Zipcode : 80906

Challenge

In Bexar County public schools, over 64% of students are considered to be economically disadvantaged (source: Texas Education Agency). The four year graduation rate for eight of the public school systems in Bexar County is less than 78%, with the lowest at fewer than 62%. As the education system in Texas struggles with dramatic decreases in funding from the state legislature, the need to address the challenges facing San Antonio remain.

Solution

To inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.
To address improving graduation rates, research demonstrates that a key intervention time is during the transition from grade 8 - 9. JA Finance Park is a program focused on financial literacy and work readiness for students at these grade levels. The program reinforces the value of education and how it affects one's future. Students become empowered with the skills and inspiration needed to create a better tomorrow for themselves and our community.

Long-Term Impact

It's been proven that students who receive JA six times during their school career are 90% more likely to graduate from high school. The goal of our project will be for youth to develop attitudes aligned with high school graduation and 21st century skills that prepare them for success. In addition, JA programs improve student academic performance and achievement leading to increased graduation rates.

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