In Calgary, 3,000 youth do not complete high school on time each year.
Together we can change this.
Calgary has a high demand for skilled workers that increases with our expanding economy. To be successful, all youth need the right education to build their own bright futures and become leaders in our city.
PERCENTAGE OF ALBERTA'S STUDENTS WHO DON'T FINISH SCHOOL ON TIME
PERCENTAGE OF HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES WHO DON'T GO ON TO FURTHER EDUCATION
Estimated annual cost per high school dropout
Percentage of jobs open to individuals with no high school certification
Estimated number of future jobs that will require post-secondary training
Number of unfilled jobs in Alberta by the year 2017
Youth face multiple challenges that can get in the way of their education including:
10% of Alberta children live in poverty.
Lack of Positive Supports
14% of Alberta families are single parent families.
20% of youth experience mental illness.
25% of Calgary students are English language learners.