BENEFITING: 100 Black Men Of Atlanta Inc
EVENT: Give Atlanta Challenge 2017
EVENT DATE: Oct 02, 2017
Low-income kids in ATL need your help to reach their full potential! Scroll to read a recent success story...see why Will Packer cares in this video...
100% of the students in our 4th Project Success youth development class have beat the odds by graduating from high school and attending college. Their new goal, become the first in their families to earn a bachelor's degree.
Sadly, many low-income Atlanta public school students face social and economic barriers that derail their academic pursuits. Project Success helps students open the door to upward economic mobility. Through our multi-year educational support, mentorship and scholarship program we have steered students clear of the pitfalls in their underserved communities that would cause them to become statistics.
The societal cost of producing low-skilled, low-wage earners is high:
- A 10% increase in high school graduation rates can reduce violent crime by 20%, motor vehicle theft by 13% and arson by 8%
- Public schools spend between $10,000 and $15,000 to educate a student annually while states, such as Georgia, spend over $90,000 per year to incarcerate one juvenile offender
Help us multiply the impact of our program for a larger group of students like J.B. This is her story in her own words: