Southwire's 12 for Life - Motivating Students to Stay in School

Local Statistics

Georgia Statistics

  • 64,052
    The number of Georgia’s students who will not earn a diploma in 2009

  • 55.9%
    Georgia’s graduation rate as of 2006

  • 49th
    Georgia ranks 49th in the nation

  • 68.7%
    The graduation rate for Carroll County, Ga. as of 2007

  • 74.5%
    The graduation rate for Heard County, Ga. as of 2007

Education Week, the Editorial Projects in Education (EPE) Research Center, Annie E. Casey Foundation



Dropping the Dropout Rate

We are actively reversing the dropout trend in Georgia. We've graduated 275 students in our first four years, far exceeding our goal of 175 High School Graduates by 2012. Learn more +

12 for Life Skills for Life

12 For Life is not a Vocational/Technical program. We focus on students rather than specific skills to ensure individuals have the work and life skills they need to succeed.
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12 for Life Skills for Life

Schools and private businesses committed to education & community can build sustainable programs. Doing the right thing pays for itself.
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A Paycheck and a Diploma

Students can succeed at School and Work without the compromise. Our students stay in school, earn money, and learn the skills employers look for.  Learn more +


Southwire Giving Back

Since the 1950's, Southwire has emphasized giving back to the community. 12 for Life is a natural extension of our outreach to improve our community.
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Getting Involved

12 for Life is a successful model for other businesses and schools. Find out how to improve graduation rates and impact long-term earning capacity for your entire community.
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