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Large bodies of research show that the lack of a high school diploma or GED considerably lowers a person’s employability and economic security throughout their lifetime and results in poorer overall health, unstable housing conditions, increased exposure to violence, and higher rates of poverty (Alliance for Excellent Education). In addition, data shows that one person who drops out will cost taxpayers $292,000 over their lifetime.

With the support of our community and 12 school district partners, CYC is building future leaders today through one-on-one guidance, customized literacy and academic instruction, and educational access. 

Impact Reports

Student Demographics

2,856 students were served by CYC during the 2018-2019 school year

  • 52% Male  
  • 47% Female
  • 1% Transgender or Self-identify
  • 1%  American Indian or Alaskan Native
  • 2% Asian or Pacific Islander
  • 1% Other
  • 8% Black or African American
  • 48% Hispanic
  • 7% Two or More Races
  • 33% White

All life events are high school students only* 

  • 82% are eligible for free and reduced lunch
  • 29% have been involved in the court system
  • 5% have been involved in the child welfare system
  • 15% are experiencing homelessness
  • 10% are pregnant or parenting
  • 12% Self identify as LGBTQ

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