Southwire's 12 for Life - Motivating Students to Stay in School

Local Statistics

  • 2006

  • 69.2%

  • 70.1%

  • 65%

  • 49

  • 72,429

  • National graduation rate

  • Georgia’s graduation rate

  • Carroll County’s graduation rate

  • Georgia’s national ranking in graduation percentage

  • Georgia students graduating on time

  • 2010

  • 72%

  • 80.1%

  • 76.1%

  • 45

  • 91,561
  • 635
    635 Students graduated from 12 For Life. Here is the breakdown:
    500 students graduated from 12 For Life – Carrollton, GA; 94 students graduated from 12 For Life – Florence, AL; 22 students graduated from 12 For Life – Monroe, GA; 19 Students graduated from 12 For Life – Great Promise Partnership

  • 30%
    In 2011, adults ages who had dropped out of school or had not acquired a GED earned up to 30 percent less than their peers who had completed high school or had GEDs.

  • 4x
    Students of lower socio-economic status are four times as likely to drop out of school than those in higher socio-economic backgrounds

  • 8 billion
    Increasing the graduation rate of male students in the United States by 5 percent could lead to a combined savings and revenue of $8 billion each year by cutting crime-related costs.

Alliance for Excellent Education, Georgia Family Connection Partnership, Carroll County Schools



Dropping the Dropout Rate

We are actively reversing the dropout trend in Georgia. We've graduated 275 students in our first four years, far exceeding our goal of 175 High School Graduates by 2012. Learn more +

12 for Life Skills for Life

12 For Life is not a Vocational/Technical program. We focus on students rather than specific skills to ensure individuals have the work and life skills they need to succeed.
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12 for Life Skills for Life

Schools and private businesses committed to education & community can build sustainable programs. Doing the right thing pays for itself.
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A Paycheck and a Diploma

Students can succeed at School and Work without the compromise. Our students stay in school, earn money, and learn the skills employers look for.  Learn more +


Southwire Giving Back

Since the 1950's, Southwire has emphasized giving back to the community. 12 for Life is a natural extension of our outreach to improve our community.
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Getting Involved

12 for Life is a successful model for other businesses and schools. Find out how to improve graduation rates and impact long-term earning capacity for your entire community.
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