Increase Graduation Rates in Little Rock

Goal: $ 10000

No of Donation: 57

 

 

Goal: $ 10000
Amount Raised: $ 15209.2
Remaining : $
No of Donation : 57
Category : Education
Url : http://www.cityyear.org
Contact Number : 6179272399
Address : 287 Columbus Avenue
State : Boston
City : MA
Country : US
Zipcode : 02116

Challenge

According to the Alliance for Excellent Education, nearly 11,000 students from Arkansas's Class of 2010 gave up on school and graduation. Roughly a third of high schools dropouts came from Central Arkansas. However, City Year corps members can be part of the solution to this alarming statistic.

Solution

City Year unites young people (ages 17-24) of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service to help students succeed in school and stay on-track to high school graduation. As tutors, mentors and role models, City Year's diverse leaders - corps members - are deployed in teams to work in low-income urban communities, transforming schools and neighborhoods and making a difference in the lives of underserved children.
Every 26 seconds a student gives up on school, resulting in more than one million American high school students who drop out every year. In urban public schools that serve primarily low-income and Latino or African American youth, between 40% and 60% of entering freshman do not graduate from high school. In Southwest Little Rock, City Year corps members serve in schools which contribute to one of the highest annual dropout rates in Arkansas.

Long-Term Impact

Students who progress to 10th grade with their peers are four times more likely to graduate than students who fall behind. City Year's Long-Term Impact goal is to ensure 80% of the students in the schools City Year serves reach 10th grade on track and on time, serving the majority of at-risk students in the locations where City Year serves. City Year focuses on the communities where the dropout crisis is the most concentrated, ultimately serving 2/3rds of the nation's dropouts.

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