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Unemployment Disproportionately Affects Youth

Unemployment Disproportionately Affects Youth

Unemployment is more likely to impact the youth population and is also more devastating for young men and minorities. Learn More »

In 2010, 22 percent of African American men ages 25 and older had some sort of post-secondary diploma, compared to 28 percent of African American women ages 25 and older.

In 2010, 22 percent of African American men ages 25 and older had some sort of post-secondary diploma, compared to 28 percent of African American women ages 25 and older. Learn More »

25 percent of students in the United States did not graduate from high school with a regular diploma within four years in 2010.

25 percent of students in the United States did not graduate from high school with a regular diploma within four years in 2010. Learn More »

In one decade, the United States can lose up to $3 trillion resulting from the 12 million students who will drop out of school in the next ten years.

In one decade, the United States can lose up to $3 trillion resulting from the 12 million students who will drop out of school in the next ten years. Learn More »

The more education a teen receives, the less likely they will be unemployed

The 2010 average unemployment rate for young high school dropouts was 14.9 percent \xe2\x80" compared to 10.3 percent for young high school graduates, 7.0 percent for those who had completed one to three years of postsecondary education, and 4.7 percent f Learn More »

High school dropouts were only half as likely to be working as those with a bachelor's degree or higher in 2008.

High school dropouts were only half as likely to be working as those with a bachelor's degree or higher in 2008. Learn More »

Every 26 seconds a student drops out of high school in the United States

Every 26 seconds a student drops out of high school in the United States, according to Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. Learn More »

Reading by third grade significantly increases the rate of high school completion

83 percent of low-income 4th grade students scored below proficient on the National Assessment of Educational Progress reading test in 2009 and 49 percent scored below basic on the test. Failure to read proficiently is linked to higher dropout rates later Learn More »

Almost one out of five American youth are unemployed

Youth unemployment currently stands at 23.7percent. Learn More »

White male students are 2.5 times more likely than black male students to be enrolled in Gifted/Talented programs and are half as likely to be classified as Mentally Retarded, despite research that consistently shows percentages of students of all races t

White male students are 2.5 times more likely than black male students to be enrolled in Gifted/Talented programs and are half as likely to be classified as Mentally Retarded, despite research that consistently shows percentages of students of all races t Learn More »

The education system is failing minority youth. The graduation rate for black males is only 47 percent, compared to 78 percent of white males. In New York State, the graduation rate for black males is just 25 percent.

The education system is failing minority youth. The graduation rate for black males is only 47 percent, compared to 78 percent of white males. In New York State, the graduation rate for black males is just 25 percent. Learn More »

Homicide is the third leading cause of death among youth ages 10 to14. For youth ages 15 to 19 years old, it is the second leading cause.

Homicide is the third leading cause of death among youth ages 10 to14. For youth ages 15 to 19 years old, it is the second leading cause. Learn More »

Young high school dropouts are nearly 9 times as likely to be single mothers as young women with bachelor's degrees.

Young high school dropouts are nearly 9 times as likely to be single mothers as young women with bachelor's degrees. Learn More »

22.9 percent of black male high school dropouts were incarcerated in juvenile homes, jails, and prisons in 2007

22.9 percent of black male high school dropouts were incarcerated in juvenile homes, jails, and prisons in 2007. Learn More »
Education Pipeline is Broken

Education Pipeline is Broken

For every 10 students who begin high school, only 7 will get a diploma, 4 will enroll in college and only 2 will earn a college degree. Learn More »
Crisis for Poor and Minority Youth

Crisis for Poor and Minority Youth

Less than one-half of White students, and less than one-fourth of Black and Hispanic students graduate from high school ready for college. Learn More »
Youth Employment

Youth Employment

Did you know that youth employment has fallen almost 16 percentage points since 1989? The 2008 summer employment rate represented a historic, 60-year low. Learn More »
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