RAW In Numbers
This past school year (2017), of the 34 teens who completed Project Launch, 100% graduated from high school and 97% were accepted to a college and/or university.
RAW's Project Launch helped 34 seniors submit 342 applications to colleges, with 206 acceptances.
85% of youth said RAW has helped them with their lack of confidence, up from 65% last year.
The class submitted 175 scholarship applications (tripled from last year) and earned over $2.2 million in scholarships, gift aid and grants.
Eleven of RAW's (34) seniors are going to college with full four-year scholarships, three of which received the prestigious Posse Foundation scholarship.
RAW's retention rate has increased greatly, this year 80% of our youth have been at RAW for 2+ years.
94% of the 2017 RAW graduates are attending programs that yield college credits.
88% of RAW's 2017 class are "First Generation," meaning neither of their parents graduated from college.
94% of youth feel like they learned how art can be used to make a positive change in their community and world.