According to boostup.org, 46% of all African Americans and 44% of all Hispanics do not graduate high school.
The Huffington Post reports:
“Just like the public service announcement says, without the amazing people in my community, I could have easily ended up a statistic. It was my coaches, teachers, friends, and mentors who gave me the support I needed to stay focused. I know what it means for kids in tough situations to have a strong network of support,” James said in a release announcing the PSA.