A little less than 1 in 5.3 students nationally don't graduate high school, roughly:
  • 32% American Indian / Alaska Native;
  • 7% Asian / Pacific Islander;
  • 32% Black;
  • 24% Hispanic;
  • 15% Whites​.


Source: Dept. of Education (2012)

* 6/2015 - SOCARTES deliver workshops about belief, overcoming challenges, depression/suicide, and workplace bullying at a shopping mall.  Details to be revealed soon!

* 6/2015 - SOCARTES' founder delivers commencement address at Fairfax County Non-Traditional High School graduation

* 6/2015 - Started a 5 -week Business - Soft Skills class

* 6/2015 - Completed a 5 -week Introduction to Business Overview class

* 5/2015 - Started a 5-week Introduction to Business Overview class at a local jail

* 1/2015 - Completed an 8-week Introduction to Business Overview class

* 11/2014 - SOCARTES' founder had an inspirational discussion with at-risk students in Fairfax County, Virginia

SOCARTES is an educational non-profit founded in December 2012.  The organization's focus is to help individuals overcome personal challenges and barriers to achieve educational goals within their communities.

SOCARTES' strongly believes that challenges (e.g., tuition, transportation, or past experiences) should not be a factor in an individual's ability to receive a quality education.  Moreover, SOCARTES is committed to providing individuals access to personal development opportunities, which can lead to these individuals reaching their career potential and goals. 

Saving Our Communities at Risk Through Educational Services (SOCARTES)


Don't devalue any positive struggles toward an endpoint, because completion and success feel the same no matter the way you started.

Source: S. L. Young