There were 16,898 reports of child abuse and neglect (this number is estimated to be 3 times higher) 3
There are 4,894 SC children in foster care and nearly 54,000 being raised by grandparents2
A child or teen in SC is killed by gunfire every week2
45% of SC children live in low in-come households1
High School dropout rates in South Carolina remain concerning, at around 2.5% of the student population. Of those who do graduate, only 83.3% graduate on-time (in four years). We recognize that these statistics are disproportionately skewed toward at-risk children who are in family crisis from a variety of challenging situations, primarily surrounding a lack of sufficient support, structure, and stability.
Statistics reveal that children who are in the foster care system, experience homelessness, or are considered low-income or low socioeconomic status have on-time graduation rates of only 41%, 45% and 66% respectively. Many children who come to Boys Farm are behind in their academics, and it is a top priority to provide the support necessary to bring students to grade level.