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Why Futures for Children?

• 98% of FFC's mentored students who stay with the program graduate high school.
• More than 54% of FFC's students pursue college or other post-secondary education.
• FFC's graduates continue with post-secondary studies at twice the national rate of Native American students.
• More than 194 volunteers work in 141 American Indian communities across New Mexico, Arizona, and Oklahoma.

Why Now?

• 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
2 National Center for Education & Statistics
3 InfoPlease.com from the U.S. Census Bureau
4 www.npc.umich.edu/poverty
5 ConsciousAlliance.org from the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, 2002