The Need | ElevateUSA

THE NEED

To introduce urban students to a positive and caring adults who can ensure they don’t have to navigate life’s toughest challenges alone.


“As IPS goes from 8 high schools to 4 next year, we need Elevate in all IPS high schools.”

Dr. Louis Ferebee, Superintendent, IPS November 14, 2017

THE NUMBERS

EDUCATION FAILURE

IPS high-school graduation rate is 70.3% for non-waiver students. One out of 3 kids doesn’t graduate.

JOB MARKET

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that the unemployment rate of high school dropouts is 47% higher than graduates.

ECONOMIC EFFECT

52.7% of children ages 6-17 in 46201 are living in poverty. 30.7% of Indianapolis’ poor are children.

The Bureau of Labor and Statistics stated getting students to complete high school raises their average income by $9,400 a year.

The government spends between $1.7 & $2.3 million per dropout who turns to drug or crime over the course of his/her lifetime.

FAMILY DISINTEGRATION

Male and female students with low academic achievement are twice as likely to become parents by their senior year of high school, compared to students with high academic achievement.

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CRIMINAL ACTIVITY

In the United States, high school dropouts commit about 75% of crimes.

THE CRISIS

Students living in low-income and underserved areas are facing a complex set of experiences and circumstances. Urban youth lack positive relationships in their life. The lack of support and guidance results in unacceptable graduate rates across the nation. Those dropout rates lead to serious national issues: 

  • An alarming cost to society for every student who does not graduate
  • Increased teen pregnancy rates
  • Increased crime and incarceration rates
  • Increased unemployment rates, while an exceptionally high percentage of employed youth remain unprepared for the workforce

 

The Reality

Every student wants to have a successful life and is inherently capable of it. The reality is that many kids do not have adults in their lives to help them overcome challenges and achieve their potential.

THE OPPORTUNITY

Elevate is building relationships that help students across the country prosper economically and socially. With your support, we have the opportunity to take this explosive program to more cities across America, serving new students by the thousands.

IMAGINE IF NO ONE

showed you they cared.

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