9 Education Statistics to Prove the Importance of Nonprofits

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9 Education Statistics to Prove the Importance of Nonprofits

Education is a crucial step in a child’s life, and at times those children need help to do their best in school.  Education-based nonprofits do important work giving children the support they need, and understanding what help they provide is an important part of service delivery. Without nonprofits to step in when a child needs more support, they can find themselves without a fully-rounded support system and that can make all the difference in their life. Here are some educations statistics to show how important these nonprofits are.

  • 24% percent of people in the United States are under 18. That’s 2 million people. (source)
  • Increasing the US graduation rate to 90% would mean an additional 219,000 students would receive diplomas. (source)
  • High-quality early childhood programs lead to income gains of 0.33% to 3.5% each year when the children become adults. (source)
  • 12%of high school dropouts are unemployed(source)
  • High school dropouts are more than 8x as likely to commit crimes and serve prison time. (source)
  • Only 1 in 10 youth from low-income families go on to graduate from a four-year college, compared with 28% of youth from middle-income families and 50% of youth from high-income families. (source)
  • Students who live in communities with high levels of poverty are 4x more likely to be chronically absent. Reasons for this include unstable housing, unreliable transportation, and a lack of access to health care. By 6th grade, chronic absence becomes a leading indicator that a student will drop out of high school. (source)
  • Youth involved in 4-H, a US-based youth development program, are nearly 2x more likely to participate in science, engineering and computer technology programs during out-of-school time in Grades 10–12. (source)
  • 10th grade girls involved in 4-H programming are 2x more likely to take part in science programs. 12th grade girls involved in 4-H programming are nearly 3x more likely to take part in science programs. (source)

Education nonprofits do fantastic work for the children in the communities they serve, as these education statistics show. The network they help build in the community, as well as a child’s family and their teachers, helps support those children to reach their fullest potential. Case management software can help these nonprofits do more good in their community — learn more about Apricot 360 for Education to see how it can help your nonprofit help more children.

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