Come Tuesday, Jushawn Carter, one of this year’s Global Young Entrepreneurs, will be honored alongside 29 other teen entrepreneurs at a splashy New York City gala.
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The case for entrepreneurship education
- One in three high school students in the U.S. drop out — that’s 7,000 students every day or one student every nine seconds — including nearly 50 percent of all African-American, Latino and Native American students.
- High school students from low-income families were six times more likely to drop out than students from higher-income families.
- High school dropouts earn, on average, $250,000 less over a lifetime than high school graduates, costing state and federal governments more than $26 billion in lost income taxes.
- 81 percent of dropouts report they would have stayed in school if it were relevant to their lives.
Source: Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship