The Kinetic Potential (KP) Scholars program represents a new model for youth development. By integrating existing community resources, immersive education tools, and innovative technology into a holistic mentoring system, the KP Scholars Program creates solutions designed to meet the complex needs of today’s youth.
- 1.23 million students failed to graduate on time in 2006-2007. Graduation rates in the largest school districts range from 21.7 percent in Detroit, 38.5 percent in Maryland's Baltimore County, 38.9 percent in New York, 43.1 percent in Milwaukee and 43.8 percent in Cleveland.
- Only six percent of young people from the lowest economic quartile will earn a four-year college degree.
- More than 31 million youth were under juvenile court jurisdiction in 2004. Of these youth, 80% were between the ages of 10 and 15, 12% were age 16, and 8% were age 17.
- Each year, there are approximately 15 million new Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) cases in the U.S., and about one-quarter of these are teenagers.
- Almost 900,000 girls under the age of 19 become pregnant every year. Teen girls represent 51 percent of HIV cases reported among 13-19 year olds.
- Injury and violence are the leading cause of death among youth aged 5-19; motor vehicle crashes account for 31 percent of all deaths among youth aged 5-19.
The Embassy of Liberia selects the KP Scholars Program to address the challenges read more
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