“A TASTE OF UPI EDUCATION” Life Skills SolutionsTM was held Saturday November 15th 2014 at Rio Salado College Convention Center, Tempe, AZ.
The community was invited to learn about UPI Education, one of the fastest growing non-profit organizations in the Phoenix metropolitan area. UPI Education is working with local partners to transform our local schools, communities and the lives of our children for the better. Learn about UPI’s 2015 Life Skills SolutionsTM training programs and how YOU can participate helping to make a difference.
Some shocking facts from a July 4, 2014 Phoenix Business Journal article entitled “Report: High School Dropouts May Cost Arizona As Much As $7.7 Billion”
- Arizona has one of the highest dropout rates in the US. One out of five 18 year-olds do not graduate from Arizona high schools
- In the City of Phoenix one-quarter of the high school students are not graduating
- Statewide 22% of youth 16-24 are not working or in school that’s approximately 182,000 disconnected youth
- 24% of the youth in Phoenix ages 16-24 are not working or in school that’s approximately 45,000 disconnected youth
- Disconnected youth price tag is $127 billion