Cincinnati Youth Collaborative
After the whirlwinds of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, take a deep breath and celebrate Giving Tuesday. Join CYC in celebrating this global movement of generosity and you will be giving the gift of education. Your support equips the leaders of tomorrow with the tools necessary to make the most of their futures, which will build a brighter future for all of us.
CYC has set a goal to raise $2,000 for the annual Outstanding Student Scholarships. All online gifts between now and Giving Tuesday (Dec 1) will be invested in the Outstanding Student Scholarships. Join this global movement as we empower students to make their college dreams a reality!
“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.“
~ Frederick Douglass
A Community Crisis
Cincinnati faces a crisis in childhood poverty. Over 44% of our city’s youth are confronted with 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 are saddled with 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 2014-15 academic year:
93% of high school students in CYC programs were promoted to the next grade
95% of senior students in CYC programs graduated from high school
69% of senior students in CYC programs transitioned to college
83% of senior students in CYC programs successfully transitioned to college, job or military
NEW: Our 2014 Community Impact Report is now available online.