Results

By The Hand received record results in 2016-2017.

Results

Mind

Passed all classes

85% passed all of their classes. 9% increase from 78% (Q1-Q4)

Made all ABCs

61% made all ABCs. 20% increase from 51% (Q1-Q4)

Average GPA (out of 4.0)

2.82 Average GPA. 2% increase from 2.77 (Q1-Q4)

Body

Hot, nutritious meal

100% offered a hot, nutritious meal each day

Dental checkups and cleaning

100% received dental checkups and cleaning (363 received advanced care with fillings or root canals)

Eye exams

92% received eye exams (381 received eyeglasses)

Soul

Have professed faith

88% professed faith. 7% increase from 82% (Q1-Q4)

Attended church

29% attended church. 9% decrease from 32% (Q1-Q4)


Club attendance and retention from Q1 to Q4

Reasons for disenrollment: Low attendance, 33%; moved, 27%; behavior, 13%; changed schools, 9%; all other reasons, 18%


Technology-enabled, blended learning program

(Lexia Reading Core5) 2016-2017


Matriculation Rates

High school freshmen who graduated from high school*

* CPS neighborhood-zoned high schools for our clubs is 52%

High school graduates who enrolled in college

Matriculation rates since By The Hand first had college students (2008*– 2017)

* First year By The Hand students matriculated to college
‡ Enrolled in a college, university or certified technical school
† High school freshman who enrolled in college


BTH Matriculation Rates: 2017

* 2017 high school graduates who enrolled or are in the process of enrolling in a college, university or certified technical school


Economic Impact of Harvesting Dreams

The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that on average a person with a bachelor’s degree will earn $2.4M over the course of 40 years—more than twice what he or she would earn with just a high school diploma. In contrast, every high school dropout who enters a life of crime and drugs costs society $2.1M over his or her lifetime.

For every child, this represents a total ROI of $4.5M on $107,100 invested over 17 years. And this doesn’t include the “compounding” effect of generations to come.