INVEST IN OUR YOUTH
A Princess for a Day is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization dedicated to advocating the importance of receiving an education. With your help APFAD can touch the lives of hundreds of youths. By showing
these shining stars we recognize and celebrate them for beating the odds, we are also inspiring
them to continue to be the best they can be. For freshman, sophomores, and juniors, this program gives them something to aspire to. Who wouldn't want to wear a red carpet outfit from a superstar and have the entire cost of prom evaporate into thin air?! Help us make dreams come true! Your donation of $5, $10, $25, or even $100 will change lives. No donation is too large or too small so donate today.
*every school day, almost 7000 students become dropouts. annually, that adds up to about 1.2 million students who will not graduate with their peers as scheduled (www.all4ed.org)
*nationwide just over 70% of students graduate from high school (gatesfoundation.org)
*graduation rates for African-American, Hispanic, and low-income students are lower still, hovering at slightly more than 50 % (gatesfoundation.org)
*approximately 400,000 low-income high school students across the country graduate in the top 20% of their high school class but do not pursue postsecondary education
*the predictors of dropout (i.e., delayed reading skills, grade retention, absenteeism, and school disengagement are significantly higher) for students of color, which can be linked primarily to higher rates of poverty, less access to high quality early childhood education, and higher representation in "dropout factories"
*...Blacks, Hispanics, and American-Indian students...are more likely to drop out than they are to receive a diploma...and are three times more likely to live in poverty
*high school students living in low-income families drop out of school at six times the rate of their peers from high-income families (U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, 2004)
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!
Tamika Blaize, President
LaWanda LB Black, Board Member
Shaquana Divers, Board Member
Joli Moniz, Board Member
Octavia Taylor, Board Member
Tashauna Gayle, Treasurer
Sherrie Kellner, Secretary