“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 2015-16 academic year:
96% 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
88% of senior students in CYC programs successfully transitioned to college, job or military
We are excited to share with you our 2015 Community Impact Report NEW