Writers Foundation

 

Pinstripe Writers Foundation is a non-profit organization that supports, empowers and encourages inner city high school students, who have expressed an interest in pursuing a career in journalism/media. We are taking Education Reform a step further on an individual level and starting with inner city schools in NJ.

 

 

Mission Statement:

Our Mission is to educate inner city high school students with the changing world in media and to award a student who has demonstrated academic achievement and a strong journalistic craft with a one full four-year foundation scholarship to a journalism school either in NY or NJ.

NEARLY 6.2 MILLION DROPOUTS

The dropout crisis impacts all of America, but affects men, Blacks, and Hispanics particularly hard. In 2007, an astounding 16.0% of persons between 16 and 24 years of age (nearly 6.2 million people) were high school dropouts. Among these dropouts, 60.1% were men, 18.8% were Black, and 30.1% were Hispanic. In addition: • Nearly one in five U.S. men between the ages of 16-24 (18.9%) were dropouts in 2007. • Nearly three out of 10 Hispanics were dropouts (27.5%), including recent immigrants. • More than one of five Blacks had dropped out of school (21%)–versus a dropout rate for Whites of 12.2%.

DROPOUT CRISIS EQUALLY PRESSING IN 12 LARGEST STATES

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More than one in ten 16 to 24 year-olds had already dropped out of high school in each of the 12 states surveyed. • New York had 368,854 dropouts, a 14.6% dropout rate. • New Jersey had 111,236 dropouts,
a 10.8% dropout rate.

What are the causes if it continues…

What Are the Costs of Dropping Out of High School?

Dropouts suffer from reduced earnings and lost opportunities; there is also a significant social and economic cost to the rest of the nation. Over the course of his or her lifetime, a high school dropout earns, on average, about $260,000 less than a high school graduate.

Dropouts from the Class of 2008 alone will cost the nation more than $319 billion in lost wages over the course of their lifetimes.

If the United States’ likely dropouts from the Class of 2006 had graduated, the nation could have saved more than $17 billion in Medicaid and expenditures for uninsured health care over the course of those
young people’s lifetimes.

If U.S. high schools and colleges raise the graduation rates of Hispanic, African American, and Native American students to the levels of white students by 2020, the potential increase in personal income would add more than $310 billion to the U.S. economy.

Increasing the graduation rate and college matriculation of male students in the United States by just 5 percent could lead to combined savings and revenue of almost $8 billion each year by reducing crime-related costs.

Minority enrollment in college still lagging

White high school graduates are more likely than black or Hispanic peers to enroll in college. The report says 47.3% of white high school graduates ages 18 to 24 attend college, vs. 41.1% of black and 35.2% of Hispanic high school graduates.

Get Involved

Volunteer Work:

Looking for volunteer work? Want to help and be part of a growing non-profit organization? Want to be part in encouraging Latino kids from inner city schools to continue their education?

Board of Directors:

Interested in being part of the Board of Directors? We are looking to expand. Please e-mail us at pwf{at}pinstripemag.com with subject line as Board of Directors.

Thanks

Contact:

If you answered Yes to all the questions to the left, please e-mail us at pwf{at}pinstripemag.com. Make sure your subject line says Volunteer.

 

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