Reduce risk factors associated with delinquency, teen pregnancy, and other risky behaviors.
Indicators of Community Need:
- 3,528 HS students were identified by BCPS with the highest level of risk factors (e.g. behavioral, psych, social) in 2017/18 (special data request).
- In 2017, 53% of the 15,572 new BCPS HS graduates were accepted into college but only 63% of these youth are now attending college.
- Less than 4 out of 10 HS seniors completed their college Student Aid (FAFSA) application yet over 53% of them will transition to post-secondary education opportunities. This resulted in Broward students leaving over $10 million in federal Pell Grants on the table, the bulk of which were from students attending schools with the highest rates of FRL.
- A percentage of BCPS HS students who ever drank alcohol statistically significantly decreased since 2007 (71.4%) to 2017 (62.6%).
- 25% of Broward’s teen population age 16-19 seeking work were unemployed in 2017. A higher % of black teens seeking work are unemployed (32%) but down from the peak of 65% in 2011. Black male teens suffer the highest unemployment (44%).
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