Educating Our Youth

Halt The Escalation Of Dropouts

It was a  shock to see the numbers depicting the percentage of 16 through 24 year olds who are not enrolled in school and have not earned a high school credential (a diploma or a GED certificate).

The information below was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education, and  the National Center for Education Statistics.

The status dropout rate declined from 12 percent in 1990 to 7 percent in 2011. Reflecting the overall decline in the status dropout rate between 1990 and 2011, the rates also declined for Whites (from 9 percent to 5 percent), Blacks (from 13 percent to 7 percent), and Hispanics (from 32 percent to 14 percent).

Over this period, the status dropout rate was lowest for Whites, followed by Blacks and Hispanics. For example, in 2011, the status dropout rate for Whites (5 percent) was lower than the status dropout rates for Blacks (7 percent) and Hispanics (14 percent).

The gap between Whites and Hispanics narrowed from 23 percentage points in 1990 to 9 percentage points in 2011; the gaps between Whites and Blacks in these two years were not measurably different.

The data was based on sample surveys of the civilian non-institutionalized population, which included people in prisons, the military, and others not living in households. 

What can be done to help our children, our youth, our future?

If you have the desire to help look for organizations, schools, or faith based groups that are striving to make a difference. To get you started I have re-posted a fund raiser letter that my daughter sent out to friends, family, and business associates. To learn more about the company you may go to http://www.dmmsi. If you like what you see please forward the information. Here is the letter:

Please help DMMSI’s support education for inner-city youth.  We are
selling t-shirts for $20.00 in order to provide STEM Education for
1,000-2,000 inner-city youth.  By purchasing a t-shirt you are giving
youth access to math, science and reading online learning via Qtopia for
one year.

We have until 11/16/2013 to reach our goal so make sure to buy your
t-shirt now and forward this email on to everyone you know!!

UPDATE! THAT FUND RAISER HAS CLOSED… However you can still help DMMSI provide technology programs for high school students by purchasing a sweatshirt or t-shirt today! GO TO :  UPDATE EFFECTIVE 2-2014 through 2-2015

DMMSI thanks you for your support.

Diane Tucker, President


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