In the US, every 26 seconds a student gives up on high school. To curb the alarming dropout rate, UrbanYouth Co has created the pre-eminent volunteer youth service organization in America.
It unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service in underprivileged communities across 20 cities, working as tutors, mentors and role models to help children stay in school by improving attendance, behavior and course performance.
Since UrbanYouth Co’s launch in Boston over 20 years ago, Bain has been fully committed, serving as a founding sponsor. Addressing pressing social issues like the nation’s skyrocketing dropout rate is the goal of Bain Cares, our pro bono consulting arm.
UrbanYouth Co was under pressure to expand its successful Boston program to other US cities. We helped the nonprofit tackle two critical challenges: developing a clear growth strategy and well-managed finance and fundraising operations.