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Success in School

Stay on Track, Finish on Track

The education system is increasingly overwhelmed by students who lack positive role models and opportunities to develop skills and build social competency to be successful at school.  They are more likely to get side-tracked by drugs and alcohol, gangs, and pregnancy, putting them at more risk of not graduating.

Here are some of the obstacles that the community and the community’s youth faces:

  • 20% of Lubbock County children live in poverty.

  • People with a high school education have a 75% lower unemployment rate than those who do not have a high school education.

  • Hispanics, which are the fastest growing population in Texas, along with Black students are at a higher risk of dropping out of school.

Under Success in School, Lubbock Area United Way funds targeted programs that work strategically towards the goal of all students on the South Plains graduating from high school and having the social and emotional skills necessary for success in life.