This kid
is going to
drop out.|

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For over 30 years, there has been a growing crisis in American education. Too many kids are falling through the cracks. They’re either not reaching their full potential or dropping out altogether, which is having enormously negative consequences on their lives and our communities.

But by supporting ACE Scholarships, you can change the story  today.

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1.2 MILLION
students drop out of high school every year.
That’s one student every 26 seconds.
11%
The percentage of students from low-income families who meet the benchmark in all areas of the ACT.
2/3
More than two-thirds of inmates
are high school dropouts.
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Changing a
kid’s desk
can change
everything.

A lot of kids from low-income families have been failing because they’re stuck in underperforming public schools. Or schools where they don’t feel safe. Or schools that lack the structure to fit their needs. And yet, there are thousands of open desks at excellent private schools. But the problem is low-income families can’t afford to send their kids to these schools. Well, ACE Scholarships is changing that.

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With an ACE Scholarship,
it’s a whole new story.

Kids from low-income families are given financial assistance and access to schools that are a better fit for them. And as things like safety, support and academic rigor improve, so does success. In fact, 90% of ACE Scholars graduate from high school each year. And last year 73% went on to college, while only 54% of low-income students across the U.S. directly enrolled in college.

90%
High school graduation rate
Most of our graduates
go on to college.
73%
of ACE’s 2015 graduating class
directly enrolled
into college.
81%
who enroll in college
receive a 4-year degree
within 6 years.

Why ACE works.

1. WE CREATE CHANGE ONE KID AT A TIME.
For every $2,500, we can get one student out of a situation where they are struggling and into an environment where they can thrive and succeed.
2. FAMILIES KNOW WHAT’S BEST FOR THEIR KIDS.
The family identifies the right private school for their child and then applies for an ACE Scholarship through that school.
3. Every kid has the potential to be a successful student.
They just need to find the right fit. ACE Scholarships are based solely on financial need.
4. EVERYONE HAS A VESTED INTEREST IN SUCCESS.
While ACE Scholarships cover a portion of the cost, the recipient’s family typically pays one-third of the tuition, while the school covers the rest. This way, everyone is invested in the kid’s success.

We’ve already changed the story
for thousands of kids.

A few of those kids would like you to know theirs.

Bradley

The son of a high school dropout, Bradley is attending the University of Colorado and even plays on their football team.

Bradley

The son of a high school dropout, Bradley is attending the University of Colorado and even plays on their football team.

Sade

The first in her family to graduate high school, but she wasn’t the last.

Sade

The first in her family to graduate high school, but she wasn’t the last.

Dau

From war and famine to a college degree and a bright future filled with helping others in need.

Dau

From war and famine to a college degree and a bright future filled with helping others in need.

Alberto

This young man spent years in and out of shelters. Today he is filled with dreams for the future.

Alberto

This young man spent years in and out of shelters. Today he is filled with dreams for the future.

Alvin

Not just the first member of his family to graduate college, but the first one to graduate high school.

Alvin

Not just the first member of his family to graduate college, but the first one to graduate high school.

Favianna

This brave girl grew up learning she can be happy and successful. And today she’s going after both.

Favianna

This brave girl grew up learning she can be happy and successful. And today she’s going after both.

Michal

Fleeing religious persecution when he was only five, his new Catholic school education means everything to him and his family.

Michal

Fleeing religious persecution when he was only five, his new Catholic school education means everything to him and his family.