Know the Facts

According to the Chicago Tribune, the CPS graduation rate of African American students is 67%. 

  • African American females graduate at a rate of approx 76%
  • African American males graduate at a rate of approx 57%

Recent studies show the most common reasons students drop out of school are: 

  • Needing to make money to support their families
  • Getting held back 
  • Using drugs
  • Becoming pregnant
  • Joining gangs
  • Ineffective teachers
  • No interest in college
  • Homelessness
  • Mental health issues 
  • Getting kicked out of school

We are combating the drop out rate by providing tutoring, gang prevention, mentoring, drug counseling, and specialized programs for young mothers and fathers.

High School Degrees Matter