Every March 14th the world celebrates the Greek symbol pi, representative of the ratio of a circle's circumference to it's diameter - in number form, approximately 3.14159. In honor of Pi Day, we thought we'd throw out some other important numbers to all you math-minded Mass. YouthBuild supporters.
1,478/4,451 - Number of youth served compared to the number of youth who applied. Due to funding limitations, the MYBC can only serve a third of the applicants who apply to its programs.
83.6 - Percentage of graduates placed in full time employment or institutions of higher education.
57/36 - The percentage of Massachusetts YouthBuild students who passed the GED compared to all other GED programs nationally.
325 - Number of housing units renovated or built by MA. YouthBuild programs.
93 - The percentage of students who show literacy and numeracy gains of two years upon completion of the program.
31/4.5 - The percentage of students who enter the program having been involved with the criminal justice system, compared to the recidivism rate for those students.
547,999 - Community service hours completed by students in MYBC AmeriCorps programs.
2,827 - The number of industry recognized credentials attained by MYBC students.
770,000 - Dollar amount cut from the 2009 Massachusetts YouthBuild line item.
Numbers don't lie. If you believe in our outcomes, our students, and our mission as strongly as we do, show your support however you can. If you can't donate, subscribe to our email newsletter. If you don't have an email address, show your support at our next statewide event. It doesn't matter how you do it, as long as you do it with purpose and enthusiasm. Happy Pi Day and AmeriCorps Week from the MYBC.