All young people need a strong education to succeed in today’s economy, and graduating from high school is more critical than ever before. Rather than just a problem for individuals who drop out, a growing body of evidence shows that failing to graduate has long-term negative consequences for society as well. Kentucky Youth Advocates supports policies and investments that help youth stay in school until graduation.
- In 2011, Kentucky Youth Advocates released an issue brief Increasing the High School Graduation Rate which focuses on prevention of high school dropout and strategies for improving the state’s high school graduation rate.
- Read more about the importance of high school graduation in the Kentucky KIDS COUNT 2012 County Data Book.
- View the latest data on school high school graduation in the KIDS COUNT Data Center.