HOW TO HELP
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

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By the numbers
$42,727
Greater than forty thousand dollars. Each and every year. Per Vera.org, that's the average cost to incarcerate a person in the state of Pennsylvania.
11%
Only eleven percent. That's the average number of state prison inmates, nationwide, who have attended some college or other postsecondary institution, compared to 48% of the general population.
$1,500
Just fifteen hundred dollars. That is the cost to help YLI Erie place a student into our comprehensive program. That's the small financial assist - that you can make, to help a local student. Your support will help a student earn not only their high school diploma, but you'll be helping them earn $2,000 in a college scholarship!
100% of our current student cohort members are on track to graduate high school! All students currently in the YLI program have maintained a greater than a B grade average! Be a part of the solution We are shaping tomorrow's top-tier employees and job creators. WE NEED YOU to help us break the cycle of poverty, dependence and even incarceration. WE NEED YOU to help us give Erie-Area students a CHANCE to EARN a better life!
Please help us by sponsoring a YLI Erie student (or students).

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