High School Drop Out Rates for Black and Hispanics Exceed 40%

Motivation Matters

High School Drop Out Rates in America’s public high schools, 45% of black students and 43% of Hispanics (as compared to 22% of whites) drop out before their classes graduate. Dropout rates are especially high in urban areas with large minority populations.

And of those black and Hispanic students who do manage to earn a diploma, a large percentage are functionally illiterate. Black high-school graduates perform, on average, at a level that is four academic years below that of their white counterparts.

Substandard schools, poverty, non-existent parenting, and teachers unions focused on compensation, tenure and benefits or just some of the reasons why these young Americans are destined to live their lives in poverty and underachievement.

Our company, Advanage Diversified Products, Inc. hires young people from our nation’s underprivileged inner cities.  So we see first-hand just how ill-prepared these young people are to become contributing citizens.  We can’t do much about their formal education but we can give them a job and give them some hope for the future.

To those ends, we have formed a 501c3 non-profit organization www.advanagefoundation.org that provides workforce development programs for these unemployed young Americans.  Please visit our website and help us help these young people learn how to make a living and live a better life.


December 19th, 2015 by