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GOOD CITY MENTORS PROVIDES INSPIRING HIGH SCHOOL BASED MENTORSHIP FOR STUDENTS MOST AT RISK OF DROPPING OUT, POSITIVELY IMPACTING STUDENT ATTENDANCE, ENGAGEMENT, AND GRADUATION RATES.

OUR VISION IS THAT EVERY HIGH SCHOOL HAS A THRIVING MENTORSHIP PROGRAM.

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THE NEED

 

DROPOUTS

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.

 

INCARCERATION

Los Angeles has the highest youth incarceration rate in the world, with 85% recidivism. In the US, High school dropouts commit 75% of crimes.

 

 

COSTS

In California, it is estimated to cost $46 billion annually for dropouts. It costs taxpayers $233,600 per year to incarcerate one youth.