In 2016, nearly 1 in 2 high school seniors in Los Angeles were not on track to graduate. In the U.S. 7,000 students drop out of high school every day.
Los Angeles has the highest youth incarceration rate in the world, with 85% recidivism. In the US, High school dropouts commit 75% of crimes.
In California, it is estimated to cost $46 billion annually for dropouts. It costs taxpayers $233,600 per year to incarcerate one youth.