Every school day, three Quad-City students drop out. When students drop out of school, it is a loss to them and the community. Studies show that, on average, each student who drops out of school will cost our community over $500,000 in lost tax revenue, increased crime and additional health problems. When the math is done, we can see that dropouts from the last four years will incur - over their lifetimes - a cost of $1 billion to the Quad Cities.
Achieve is a multi-sector, regional alliance of community partners working to increase the graduation rate by 5% over the next 10 years.
Led by the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend and the United Way of the Quad Cities, Achieve exists to align the efforts and resources of local school districts, corporations, social-service providers, government officials and community leaders to ensure youth:
Check out ways to volunteer and change a child's life.
Watch the Achieve Quad Cities Launch Video
Lamel, a student in the Career Navigators program at J.B. Young... read more