Statistics don't lie. These numbers tell the story of life for youth today. And that's why we're here. We are trying to make a difference in the world these kids will inherit. We're out there, changing these stats, one success at a time. Because research shows that with love and care, we can change the world.
Children who have a mentor are...2
...more confident in their academic ability.
...better established in their social circles.
...higher achievers in scholastic settings..
...overall happier than their peers.
Why education?
Among industrialized countries US is 25th in math and 21st in science.3
Over the last 25 years, 10 million students have reached 12th grade without basic reading skills.4
Each year 1.2 million kids drop out of school without earning a diploma.5
stop the drop
For each additional year of schooling, the odds that a student will someday commit a crime like murder or assault are reduced by almost one-third.6
Students enrolled in tutoring programs have lower drop-out and absentee rates.7
What happens after school?
Teens who do not participate in after school programs are nearly three times more likely to skip classes or use marijuana or other drugs. They are also more likely to drink alcohol, smoke cigarette.8
Parents admit to regularly leaving more than 4 million middle school kids under the age of 13 to care for themselves for a few hours each week.11
More than 28 million kids have parents who work out of the home.10
Most teen pregnancies happen after school hours, between 3-6pm.9
keep ‘em safe
After school programs are a major factor to reducing juvenile crime.12
2) Herrera, Carla, David L. DuBois and Jean Baldwin Grossman. 2013. The Role of Risk: Mentoring Experiences and Outcomes for Youth with Varying Risk Profiles. New York, NY: A Public/Private Ventures project distributed by MDRC.
We're helping 1,000's of kids beat the odds