According to the Mass. Department of Education, Latinos had the lowest 4-year graduation rate (59%) and the highest dropout rate (21%) across ethnic/racial subgroups in BPS in 2012. The achievement gap between Latino and White students is considerable. Standardized test results show that more than 50% of 10th grade Latinos are not proficient in math and reading compared to 25% of white students at BPS. Because of these outcomes, fewer Latinos enroll in postsecondary education (59%) than the system-wide average (70%), while fewer Latinos who enroll in postsecondary education complete the program (38%) compared to Whites (71%). A 2012 report by the Social Science Research Council analyzed the country’s 25 largest metro areas to discern patterns of youth “disconnection,” referring to the rate of young people ages 16 to 24 that are unemployed and out of school. The report revealed that the disconnection rate among Boston’s young Latinos (20%) and among youth in Mission Hill/Roxbury (16%) both exceed national (14%) and citywide (9%) averages. There is an achievement gap between young Latinos and whites in Boston and across the country, and, as a Latino myself, I am eager to resolve this problem.