The State Farm Choice Bus rolled onto campus and provided students with a 25 minute interactive presentation designed to show the relevancy of education to career choices and lifetime earning potential. Midway through the presentation, a full scale replica of a prison cell was revealed. It was a powerful demonstration of how education – and the lack of education – is connected to making good or bad choices.
During the presentation, The Choice Bus staff lead students in discussions about the importance of education, choosing friends wisely, avoiding gangs, being respectful to others and having a career interest.
Students learned several eye-opening facts about education:
High school graduates earn more than high school dropouts
College graduates earn a million dollars more over their lifetime than high school dropout
High school dropouts are more likely to spend time in prison than high school graduates
75% of prisoners are high school dropouts