High School Drop Out Rates

Every year, over 1.2 million students drop out of high school in the United States alone. That’s a student every 26 seconds – or 7,000 a day. About 25% of high school freshmen fail to graduate from high school on time. The U.S., which had some of the highest graduation rates of any developed country, now ranks 22nd out of 27 developed countries. The dropout rate has fallen 3% from 1990 to 2010 (12.1% to 7.4%). The percentage of graduating Latino students has significantly increased. In 2010, 71.4% received their diploma vs. 61.4% in 2006. However, Asian-American and white students are still far more likely to graduate than Latino & African-American students. Tackle a campaign to make the world suck less Explore Campaigns A high school dropout will earn $200,000 less than a high school graduate over his lifetime. And almost a million dollars less than a college graduate. In 2010, 38 states had higher graduation rates. Vermont had the highest rate, with 91.4% graduating. And Nevada had the lowest with 57.8% of students graduating. Almost 2,000 high schools across the U.S. graduate less than 60% of their students. These “dropout factories” account for over 50% of the students who leave school every year. 1 in 6 students attend a dropout factory. 1 in 3 minority students (32%) attend a dropout factory, compared to 8% of white students. In the U.S., high school dropouts commit about 75% of crimes.

Get an Early Start on Back to School Items

Book Bag Drive for Students!!

Thousands of Children in Mecklenburg County will need assistance with School supplies. Can YOU Help? We are Excited to Bless as many Children as possible. We are collecting New Book bags and school supplies for the 2015-2016 School year.


Drop Off Location: 5551 Monroe Road Charlotte, NC 28212

For Additional Information

Please Contact: Andra Summey (980) 216-6586

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Written by jfowler on . Posted in Policy AdvocacyYouth

On January 27, 2015, Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) introduced a bipartisan bill co-sponsored by Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) to expand programs for vulnerable youth who are homeless and on their own. The National Coalition for the Homeless strongly endorses this legislation.

This bill would reauthorize and expand the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act, a law that expired in the last Congress. The new bill, titled the Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act (RHYTPA), will continue programs for unaccompanied homeless youth with increased funding for services such as transitional housing and street outreach. Expansion of RHYTPA also ensures LGBTQ youth are granted access to services free of discrimination. It also expands support for survivors of human trafficking and sexual exploitation.

The National Coalition applauds the work of Senators Collins, Leahy, Ayotte, and Booker on this important piece of legislation. We urge Congress to pass this legislation without delay.




The Children are Our Future

Not all families have the luxury of choosing which tablet to buy their students — or even affording loose-leaf paper in some cases. Many families are living off one income, might not know where there next meal is coming from or have been displaced by a recent disaster. And that’s where nonprofits — and you — come in.

Supporting kids in need ensures their basic needs are met so that they can focus on learning.

Metro Proponent has major events to assist families and children with the tools needed to succeed.

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Metro P Clothing/Donation Drive

Metro P Foundation is teaming up with Crisis Assistance Ministry to gather donations including: Monetary Donations, Clothing, Coats, Scarfs, Gloves, and Bedding

Please contact Andra Summey (980) 216-6586

To drop off donations directly to Crisis Assistance Ministry:

Contact Corrina Kirby (704) 371-3001 X 147

500-A Spratt Street, Charlotte, NC 28206


**Four Community Leaders have come together to MATCH Every gift dollar-for-dollar from NOW until April16th (up to $200,000)