Why do students need RISE?

I was very low before. Then one day I asked myself questions about my life. I knew what I wanted to be in life, what I wanted to do, who I wanted to be around, and I knew exactly how to get there. – RISE Alumnus

Every 26 seconds, a kid drops out or gets kicked out of high school in America.1

The US, which had one of the highest graduation rates of any developed country, now ranks 22 out of 27 developed countries.1

75% of crimes that committed in the US are by high school dropouts.2

The of dropping out reveal cost-benefit analyses finding that for every $1,000 spent on dropout prevention, society gains a return of up to $3,000.3

1.8 million young adults (including a disproportionate percentage of minorities) have left school without a diploma. Of those two-thirds are not working.4

Twenty-five school districts collectively produced nearly 180,000 non-graduates for the class of 2013, about 18 percent of the nation’s total.3

NYC has the highest number of dropouts from across the nation.5

The dropout rate of NYC is nearly four times higher than the national average.6

“I believe if I could rise, anyone else can also rise.” – RISE Alumnus

RISE is designed to combat an epidemic with consequences that fall most brutally on our urban youth and communities. To find out how you can bring RISE to your school, contact us. Or click the links below to find out:

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1. http://www.dosomething.org/tipsandtools/11-facts-about-high-school-dropout-rates

2. http://www.pbs.org/wnet/tavissmiley/tsr/education-under-arrest/fact-sheet-drop-out-rates-of-african-american-boys/

3. http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2013/06/06/34overview.h32.html?intc=EW-DC13-TOC

4. http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2013/06/high-school-graduation-rate-hits-40-year-peak-in-the-us/276604/

5. http://neatoday.org/2013/06/10/u-s-graduation-rate-highest-in-40-years/

6. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/01/22/education-high-school-dropout-rate/1855233/

With lasting impacts on career earnings, health, social situation, and the likelihood of incarceration.