What are some of the benefits to society of helping children realize their potential through education?
- Each year of secondary education reduces the probability of public welfare dependence in adulthood by 35%.
- In the communities where many of our scholars come from, the high school dropout rate is higher than 50%.
- High school dropouts are more than eight times more likely to be incarcerated than those students who receive a high school diploma.
- Each dropout who becomes incarcerated costs society between $1.7m and $2.3m over the course of his or her lifetime.
- College graduates earn, on average, 67% more annually than dropouts.
Since 1991, 100% of scholars who have completed our program have gone on to pursue higher education. And Boys Hope Girls Hope 's college retention rate is 89–94% annually, compared to the national average of 66%.
Boys Hope Girls Hope alumni return to their communities with a first class education and the will to use it to help new generations of children to overcome the obstacles in their way as well. Our alumni are doctors, attorneys, entrepreneurs, scientists, healthcare professionals, and educators. They serve their communities as social workers, soldiers, police officers, firefighters, EMTs, and in the clergy. They are responsible spouses and conscientious parents.
They work for some of the largest corporations in the country.
They have attended some of the finest colleges and universities in the nation. To view the complete list of colleges attended by Boys Hope Girls Hope alumni, please click here.
To learn more about some of Boys Hope Girls Hope’s alumni, click here.