Cincinnati's Youth

  • Each year, more than 24,000 young people drop out of high school in Ohio, according to the Ohio Education Research Center
  • According to a 2008 study from University of Cincinnati’s Economics Center for Education and Research, each year’s new “class” of dropouts in Ohio cost taxpayers $4,390 per dropout, or $548 per individual Ohio taxpayer.
  • For African-American and Hispanic students, the graduation rate is 71%
  • The national high school graduation rate is 80%
  • Among students who do graduate, one-third need remedial courses in college and far too few go on to earn a college degree

Portrait of a Cincinnati Youth Collaborative Student

Cincinnati Youth Collaborative students face serious risk factors that can impede their academic success including:

  • Past repetition of a grade
  • Excessive absences
  • Low income
  • No active parent involvement
  • Incarcerated parent
  • Pregnancy
  • A parent who did not graduate
  • Homelessness
  • Record of involvement with the law
  • Major disciplinary problems.

Data proves that graduation rates among this population are significantly lower than the average rate.

Turning 14 in Cincinnati, an in-depth article from the Cincinnati Enquirer, paints a vivid picture of the obstacles face by the average CYC student. 

We are excited to announce that CYC’s 9th United “FORE” Youth Golf Classic has been rescheduled for Tuesday, September 28th! This “ACE” event will still be held at the beautiful Vineyard Golf Course, where we’ll have a day of fun and golf while supporting the dreams of our youth. There will also be the chance to win amazing prizes through our golf competition and cash through Split-the-Pot.

Thank you for your support and patience, and we look forward to spending a fantastic day with you on the golf course later this month!

Please stay turned for further information.