Urban81 started in Wichita, KS where the local school district had 81 different schools serving a population where over 75% of the students came from impoverished homes. Using that as a springboard, Urban81 has a goal of impacting 81+ programs and organizations around the United States that impact inner city schools
Why Support Urban Education?
Urban schools received over $2,200 less per student than their suburban counterparts
Only 23% of urban, low income students read at a basic level
Only 35% of low income, urban students graduate from high school