Did you know that students who drop out of high school are three times as likely to face unemployment, earn less than half the average salary of a college graduate, and are 47 times more likely to end up incarcerated than college graduates?
In Oregon, a third of public high school students do not earn a standard high school diploma in four years. What if you could do one simple thing to increase a lower-income child’s likelihood of high school graduation?
A study by the U.S. Department of Education shows that children who finish 8th grade in a private elementary school are twice as likely to graduate from high school and to attend and graduate from college.
The Children’s Scholarship Fund is the only national K-8 scholarship organization in the country providing help and hope today to children from lower-income families through a partial tuition scholarship to any private school of their parents’ choice.
Here in Oregon, the Children’s Scholarship Fund-Portland has assisted more than 600 low-income students in getting a quality education. Would you like to help a lower-income child get a head start today? 100% of donations go directly to tuition scholarships supporting lower-income kids in our community. For more information about the Children’s Scholarship Fund-Portland, visit CSF-Portland on the web or contact Cascade Policy Institute.
Kathryn Hickok is Director of the Children’s Scholarship Fund-Portland, which provides partial tuition scholarships to Oregon elementary students from lower-income families.