“About 1 in 4 kids who age out of the system will not graduate from high school or be able to pass their GED.”
This means in our current group of twelve, three of them are at risk of never walking across the stage with their class. Although we understand college and other forms of higher education may not be in the plans of many youth we encounter, the reality is there are few opportunities you can pursue without a high school diploma. It is our goal to help all of our teens earn one.
“Students in foster care move schools at least once or twice a year and by the time they age out of the system, over one third will have experienced five or more school moves.”
Most teens we encounter are capable of performing on the level of their peers, but they simply haven’t had consistency in their learning environment. With weekly grade checks, daily study time and consistent effort to eliminate the factors hindering performance, we’ve seen incredible growth among the young men we serve.