The mission of the Foundation for Academic Endeavors is to provide empowering educational experiences for low-income children and families and to build a community that realizes its full potential supported by a network that encourages leadership and lifelong learning.
In Washington State, three times as many low-income students drop out of high school as their higher income peers.
In the Skagit Valley 39% of students are Latinex while only 5% of their teachers are Latinex.
Low-Income Students Dropping Out
Non Low-Income Students
Latino High School Student Drop Out Rate vs. White Students (16% vs 10%)
Migrant High School
Student Drop Out Rate vs. White Students (21% vs 10%)
more than double
1 in 4
In Skagit Valley one in four Latino students drop out of High School
2 to 3 months lost
A major barrier to high school completion is summer learning loss. Every summer low-income youth lose two to three months in reading while their high-income peers make slight gains.