26% of 9th graders in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools will not graduate in 4 years.
- A dropout earns 32% less than a high school graduate.
- A dropout is only qualified for 12% of available jobs.
- A dropout is 3.5 times more likely to be in jail or prison than a graduate; 80% of prisoners are high school dropouts.
- A dropout is more likely to be in poor health, on public assistance and the single parent of a future dropout.
Together, we have made significant progress. In 2007, 1062 high school students dropped out. By 2010, this number decreased to 652.
Still, that's 652 students too many. Graduate. It pays. partners believe that the entire community can, and must, help our students succeed. Please join us and mentor a student.
One student. One hour. One school.