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
- 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.