Making it Through College


Only 9 percent of low-income students complete a bachelor’s degree by age 24. Why are so many students quitting college, and what leads a few to beat the odds and make it through? ARW correspondent Emily Hanford recently sat down with the founder of a charter school network in Houston that’s trying to get low-income students “to and through” four-year colleges.

Excerpt from ARW Correspondent’s interview with Chris Barbic, founder of the YES Prep Public Schools in Houston.