Locally, Hispanic students account for more than 50% of our school’s drop out rate. This large number of His¬panic drop outs indicates the necessity to improve the understanding among these students in establishing the connection between their education and the “economics of life.”
This vital idea was the driving force behind the launch of the JA Impulsa and our mission to encourage Hispanic youth to stay in school by inspiring them to embrace free enterprise and prepare for success in a global economy. The success of the JA Impulsa is crucial to the future of the Hispanic community and the economic vitality of all Coloradans.
In six Denver school districts, Hispanic students represent more than half of the student population. The large Hispanic drop out rate indicates an immediate need to improve the academic achievement of Hispanic students in Denver. To address this need, we have implemented the JA Hispanic Initiative.