Guilty of Caring for Kids
The “Jail & Bail” fundraiser for Communities In Schools of Georgia in Marietta/Cobb County is underway now and volunteers have stepped forward and admitted their guilt of caring for kids. Guilty parties must raise a minimum of $1,000 for Communities In Schools, or report to jail on June 1, 2021.
Why is this important?
- About 25% of high school freshmen fail to graduate from high school on time.
- The U.S., which had some of the highest graduation rates of any developed country, now ranks 22nd out of 27 developed countries.
- A high school dropout will earn $200,000 less than a high school graduate over his lifetime. And almost a million dollars less than a college graduate.
- In the U.S., high school dropouts commit about 75% of crimes.
Cobb County’s Most Wanted
Guilty parties can enlist family and friends to help them “Stay Out of Jail”. A special award; “CIS MOST WANTED”, will be awarded to the volunteer who collects the most bail money. Communities In Schools knows surrounding students with caring adults and community resources helps them unlock their potential and achieve goals, leading to success in school and life. Donors who give to this fundraiser are investing in a child’s education, instead of their future incarceration.