The Latino graduation rate in Georgia has been on the rise (38% in 2001 to 62% in 2015), but there is still much ground to cover. We are happy to report that over 90% of the current students in the Mission’s programs will earn their diplomas – making many the first in their families to do so.
How do we achieve such a high rate of success? We start early and nurture our students from 1st-12th grade. We partner with their parents, helping them navigate the school system - an experience many of our parents have never had before. Finally, we have strong relationships with the school administrators and their teachers. Once a school recommends a child for the Mission, each child, and their family, receives unique support that continues throughout their educational experience.
Our programs are designed to transform our students’ lives and create a lasting legacy for their families. We believe education, both academic and spiritual, leads to new opportunities and hope for very bright futures.
Working with our amazing volunteers, the kids truly find new confidence in themselves and see their grades progressively improve. Our volunteers inspire a ‘yes-I-can’ attitude in the kids and provide them the necessary tools to succeed.