Approximately 70% of students currently inspired by JA volunteers come from economically disadvantaged homes, an income and asset poor household. This economic trend is increasingly prevalent in JA of Dallas' three priority districts-Dallas, Irving, and Richardson ISDs, which all rest within Dallas County. The U.S. Census Bureau's 5 year estimate for Income Poverty Rate in Dallas County is 19.1%, nearly 2% higher than the state of Texas' and 4% higher than the U.S. Income Poverty Rate.
JA of Dallas' focus is to provide business role models, basic business skills, and financial literacy to 100% of the most at-risk students. The #JADHero project's goal of raising $50,000 will directly impact over 1,500 Dallas area K-12 students by making it possible for them to participate in JA programs.
If the #JADHero project is funded, we will be one step closer to achieving our 2015-16 school year goal of reaching 50,000 students with our financial literacy and economic education programs, lead by trained volunteers. We are estimated to experience a 5% growth in student reach each year, until 2019. In order to achieve this level of impact, it is important for projects such as this to receive full support.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
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