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In many school districts, African American and Latino male students face barriers to success. Far too often, there is also a lack of significant and meaningful relationships with adults in their school and healthy relationships within their community, families, and peer group. As a direct response to these issues, the Students of Promise program provides an innovative student-driven intervention model that engages students, parents, teachers, and the community in closing the achievement gap.
  • High school graduates earn $10,386 more per year on average than dropouts (U.S. Census Bureau)
  • High school dropouts are 3.5 times more likely than high school graduates to be arrested in their lifetime (Alliance for Excellent Education, 2008)
  • The national average for Black students on the ACT is 17, compared with 22 for White students, and the national average for Black students on the SAT is 860 compared to 1,061 for White students (U.S. Department of Education)
  • Many dropouts cite a lack of meaningful or significant relationships (Alliance for Excellent Education, 2008)
  • African American males were nearly twice as likely to drop out of high school as Caucasian males (The Council of the Great City Schools, 2011)
  • More than one third of all dropouts occur in the ninth grade (Alliance for Excellent Education, 2012)
  • The average reading level of inmates received by the Department of Corrections in Ohio is a grade level of 7.5 (Ohio Department of Corrections)

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