ENSURING BRIGHTER FUTURES
Every 26 seconds, a student in the U.S. drops out of high school. That’s roughly 7,000 each day, or 1.2 million students a year. These are not just numbers, these are children who need our help.
United Way’s early warning program helps kids in impoverished neighborhoods stay and succeed in school with the goal of getting their diploma.
We must change the odds for these children at risk of dropping out. Ineligible for 90% of the jobs in this country, high school dropouts are more likely to:
- Earn significantly less over the course of their working life
- Have health issues and die younger
- Become incarcerated
- Establish a cycle of poverty for themselves and their families
Please help us ensure student success and brighter futures for central Maryland students with a gift to this program.