Low Graduation Rates Are
One of The Biggest Problems We Face
In just 2 years, winners of the Colored Rocks Prize have inspired, guided, advised and served as positive role models to more than 4500 middle school students at GA’s needs-to-improve schools AND have successfully improved upwards of 200 students at GA high schools!
Why the Colored Rocks Prize? 1 out of 3 students struggles academically. Disturbing numbers are unemployed, in prison, on drugs, or teen parents. Negative media stories abound. These problems all link to the fact that male students of color are failing to graduate from high school in record numbers. We cannot allow one of our most valuable resources to falter. Which is why we are pursuing the journey of increasing Georgia’s graduation rates among young men of color by awarding the Colored Rocks Prize.
Our Mission & How We Accomplish It: By awarding the Colored Rocks Prize, we improve the educational outcomes for Georgia’s highest at-risk student group
What is the Colored Rocks Prize? The Prize is awarded annually to 15 senior male high school students from diverse ethnic backgrounds. The Prize recognizes and awards these high achieving students who have committed to help at least one of their struggling peers achieve their high school diploma. Step-by-step, Colored Rocks are reversing the disturbing numbers of male students of color who become high school dropouts in Georgia.
Consider making a donation in honor of the accomplishments completed below by a Colored Rock
- Campaign against bullying.
- Help struggling students preapre for standardized tests.
- Encourage and teach students caught in the Juvenile Justice System how to turn their lives around.
- Make fellow students go to class
- Provide success tips and wisdom to younger students, encouraging them to be classroom all-stars.
- Influence students to make it across the high school finish line
Hear From Students How The Colored Rocks Prize is Empowering Not Only Themselves but Changing Their Schools!!
If you are weary of the negative media about ethnic male youth, we invite you to support the Colored Rocks Foundation. Help us recognize and celebrate the good these young men do. Encourage them to develop their struggling peers. Together we will increase graduation rates among Georgia’s highest at-risk student group.