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Why Futures for Children?
• 98% of Futures' students graduate high school.
• More than 54% of Futures' students pursue college or other post-secondary education.
• Futures' graduates continue with post-secondary studies at twice the national rate of Native American students.
• More than 180 volunteers work in 61 American Indian communities across New Mexico, Arizona, and Oklahoma.
• The dropout rate for American Indians is a bleak 52%.1
• American Indians have the lowest number of students of any ethnic group attending degree granting institutions.2
• American Indians suffer a poverty rate of 24.2% versus the national average of 13.2%. 3, 4
• Approximately of 90,000 Native families are homeless or under-housed.5
1 Education & Research Data Center, 2007-08 3 InfoPlease.com from the U.S. Census Bureau
2 National Center for Education & Statistics 4 www.npc.umich.edu/poverty
5 ConsciousAlliance.org from the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, 2002