Cincinnati Youth Collaborative
“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.“
~ Frederick Douglass
A Community Crisis
Cincinnati is ranked 2nd in the nation in childhood poverty, with over 53% of our city’s youth facing overwhelming obstacles like incarcerated parents, abuse, and homelessness. This year alone, it is estimated that 24,000 students in Ohio will drop out of high school. These vulnerable youth face an uphill battle that can plague them throughout their entire lives. CYC students face serious obstacles that can impede their academic success and put them at tremendous risk for dropping out of high school.
A Proven Solution
CYC was founded upon a game-changing model that unites volunteers, school districts, and local businesses to create a network of support for our students. CYC empowers vulnerable children and young adults to overcome obstacles and succeed in education, career, and life.
In the 2013-14 academic year:
83% of high school students in CYC programs were promoted to the next grade
96% of senior students in CYC programs graduated from high school
72% of senior students in CYC programs transitioned to college
88% of senior students in CYC programs successfully transitioned to college, job or military
NEW: Our 2014 Community Impact Report is now available online.