The high school graduation rate for African-American males in the Atlanta Public School System is less than 50%.
This week on the Georgia Works radio show we take an in-depth look at LEAD. This is the highly successful mentoring and training program established by Atlanta native and former professional baseball player CJ Stewart. LEAD is helping inner-city Atlanta males finish high school and go to college through baseball.
To date, LEAD participants have a 100% rate for high school graduation.
Please listen for these stories and more on the Georgia Works Podcast.