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Endless dreams foundation academic dreams program final

Aug 07, 2015

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  1. 1. Endless Dreams Foundation Academic Dreams Program
  2. 2. Endless Dreams Foundation, Inc. Academic Dreams Program This program is designed to support the academic success of students in grades 9 12. The focus of this program is to improve academic achievement, college preparedness, graduating high school, and postsecondary success. The current program "Academic DreamsTM Program has been developed to support high school students Academic DreamsTM
  3. 3. Moreover, despite increases in enrollment, minority students continue to lag in both four- year college enrollment and degree completion rates
  4. 4. Long Term Student Success Outlook 63% Jobs in the U.S. that will require some college education 90% Jobs in growing industries with high wages that will require some college education $19,000 Median yearly salary of a high school dropout or a $9.00 / hour wage in 2010 $28,000 Median yearly salary of a high school graduate or a $13.00 / hour wage in 2010 $52,000 Median yearly salary of a college graduate or a $25.00 / hour wage in 2010
  5. 5. Student Academic Performance 25% High school graduates who took the ACT in 2012 that were ready for college level work 52% 2-Year college freshmen enrolled in remedial math and English Courses in 2012 5% African-American students who took the ACT in 2012 that met all four college readiness benchmarks 13% Hispanic students who took the ACT in 2012 that met all four college readiness benchmarks 8.6% African-American student AP Exam test takers in 2011
  6. 6. College Financial Literacy 42% Rise in college expenses at public colleges since 2000 31% Rise in college expenses at private colleges since 2000 75% Low-income and minority parents cannot identify scholarships, grants, or loans as sources of financial aid 34% 11th and 12th grade students who rely on media sources such as television, radio, and newspapers to learn about financial aid 58% Parents with children planning to attend college who do not name scholarships as a source of funding 72% Students planning to attend college who do not name scholarships as a source of funding 25% Low-income students who are eligible for Pell grants but do not apply for federal financial aid
  7. 7. The primary issue in college access is no longer building college aspirations, but building a clear path for students to achieve their goals
  8. 8. Endless Dreams Foundation Academic DreamsTM Saturday School Purpose To provide high school students with the opportunity to participate in focused on academic and college preparatory activities to ensure the successful completion of high school and identify potential postsecondary options for after graduation.
  9. 9. Endless Dreams Foundation Academic DreamsTM Program Objectives To promote the success of students in the service area through: High School Test Prep Activities College Preparation Activities Goal Setting Activities Career Preparation Activities Financial Fundamentals Activities
  10. 10. Endless Dreams Foundation Contact Information Brittany Yates, CEO/Executive Director brittany.yates@endlessdreamsfoundation.org 704.501.7766 P. O. Box 2112 Waldorf, MD Alicia Muhammad, Program Director info@endlessdreamsfoundation.org 704.501.7766 P. O. Box 621634 Charlotte, NC