74,000 students are in Palm Beach County public schools PK-12th grade
Only 65% of these students will graduate from high school
Only 33% of the minority students will graduate
Florida is 50th in the nation for students not completing high school
Palm Beach County is 1st in the nation with youth going from high school to jail
Many students do not possess the “Life Skills” needed to succeed in the market place.
“When more than one million students a year drop out of high school, it’s more than a problem, it’s a catastrophe. Our economic and national security are at risk when we fail to educate the leaders and the workforce of the future. It’s time for a national ‘call to arms’ because we cannot afford to let nearly one third of our kids fail” – General Colin Powell