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 new On Track 4 Success 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
Based on groundbreaking research, On Track 4 Success is a collaborative program utilizing school-based support teams and United Way social workers who look at the A, B, Cs: Attendance, Behavior and Course performance issues that can be precursors to later dropping out.
The program connects students with academic coaching, therapy, health resources and more to get them back on track for success.
Please help us ensure student success and brighter futures for central Maryland students with a gift to this program.