On Wednesday, February 17, 2011 Youth United for Change Students from the Pushed-Out Chapter will release their report entitled: Pushed-Out: Youth Voice’s On the Dropped-Out Crisis in Philadelphia. The report written by YUC youth members who have dropped-out of school details reasons why young people drop-out of traditional high schools.

In Philadelphia, only 57% of high school students graduate in 4 years. The dropout crisis has devastating impacts on the individuals who fail to graduate as well as the city as a whole. As the youth members detail where the educational system has failed many young people in the report, they have also developed recommendations to improve the larger educational system so that there will no longer be a child left behind.