At KidWorks, 100% of our high school seniors graduate on time and 100% go on to college or university. And until now, we thought of them as our alumni. With the launch of our new KidWorks College Success Initiative™ we now serve students from Pre-K to B.A., making an 18 year commitment to each student at KidWorks.
The students we serve live near or below the poverty line and face significant barriers to education. Often their families are caught in a poverty cycle and are just surviving. The best way to break the cycle is preventing it in the next generation. Currently 89% of low-income students leave college without a degree and 25% leave after their first year (known as Summer Melt).
Our KidWorks College Success Initiative™ is aimed at ending the poverty cycle by providing our students the tools they need to graduate from college and launch careers that break the cycle. Education leads to higher income, improved health, lower crime rates and a better future. At KidWorks, we know eventually the cycle of poverty breaks. One family at a time.
Philanthropist, business leader, educator and long-time supporter of KidWorks, David A. Pyle, has provided us with a one million dollar matching grant opportunity. This grant provides KidWorks with the funding needed to implement our new KidWorks College Success Initiative™.
Join us on May 27th to support this important initiative.