High School Dropouts

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High School Dropouts

  1. 1. The Sad But True Story of Many U.S. Teenagers<br />
  2. 2. http://www.dosomething.org/<br />Every year, 1.2 million kids drop out of high school in the US.<br />
  3. 3. http://www.dosomething.org/<br />One quarter of high school freshmen will not graduate.<br />
  4. 4. http://www.dosomething.org/<br />Lack of education is one of the strongest predictors of criminal activity.<br />
  5. 5. http://www.dosomething.org/<br />65% of convicts are high school dropouts.<br />
  6. 6. http://www.dosomething.org/<br />ON THE BRIGHT SIDE…<br />
  7. 7. http://www.dosomething.org/<br />In the past 20 years, the earnings of a high school dropout have doubled!<br />
  8. 8. http://www.dosomething.org/<br />BUT…<br />
  9. 9. THE EARNINGS OF COLLEGE GRADUATES HAVE TRIPLED.<br />http://www.dosomething.org/<br />
  10. 10. http://www.dosomething.org/<br />In a lifetime, high school graduates will earn $200,000 more than dropouts.<br />
  11. 11. http://www.dosomething.org/<br />Dropouts are nearly ½ of the welfare population.<br />
  12. 12. Why so many dropouts?<br />
  13. 13. http://www.dosomething.org/<br />“I don’t get along with teachers.”<br />“I was always getting expelled for fighting anyway!”<br />“I couldn’t work AND go to school…”<br />
  14. 14. http://www.dosomething.org/<br />“I didn’t feel safe at school.”<br />“I have a drug problem.”<br />“I was failing anyway!”<br />
  15. 15. http://www.dosomething.org/<br />America’s high school graduation rate is 19th in the world.<br />Forty years ago, the USA was number 1.<br />
  16. 16. How would YOU like to spend the rest of your life?<br />
  17. 17. Think about YOUR future!<br />
  18. 18. One decision can change everything....<br />
  19. 19. “A milestone passed, new things begun, dreams as shining as the sun, a goal achieved, a victory won! That’s Graduation.”<br />-Author Unknown<br />

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