Literacy Arts Skills Empowerment Recreation
31.9% of Marion County children live in poverty, compared to 20.5% in Indiana and 20.4% in the U.S.
Only 77% of Marion County ninth-graders graduate from high school in four years, compared to 87% in Indiana and 85%nationally
57.7% students who are considered special education pass the IREAD & only 68.5% black students pass the IREAD
The hours with highest number of crimes by youth are 3-6pm on weekdays.
20% (221, 761) of children including kindergartners are home alone in the afternoons.
(After School Care Alliance)
25,633 Indiana Youth are arrested each year and 1 in 10 have been a witness or direct victim of a crime. (Indiana Criminal Justice Institute)
Indiana has the highest rate in U.S. of teens who considered suicide
Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I LEARN