Monday, November 24, 2008

The Need By the Numbers

  • More than 40 percent of your people doubt they can achieve their goals.
  • 70 percent wish they had more opportunities to help them fulfill their dreams.
  • Fewer than 60 percent feel a sense of purpose
  • Fewer than 65 percent are motivated to achieve
  • Fewer than 30 percent feel they have skills like planning and decision-making.
  • 25 percent of all public high school students fail to graduate on time, if at all.
  • 50 percent of Afican-Americans and Hispanics fail to gradate on time, if at all.
  • 75 percent of those incarcerated did not graduate from high school.
  • 85 percent of adolescents who get training in success skills graduate on time, resulting in a 50 percent drop in welfare dependency.

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