Compton’s Street Statistics Become High School’s Fight

Compton High School is fighting 50% dropout rates for teen girls through entrepreneur program by EmpowHer Institute and USTA.

Los Angeles, CA, December 21, 2007 --( Hearing there’s a street fight in Compton, most would make an immediate association with violence. But at Compton High School street fighting means giving a beat down to a near 50% dropout rate for high school girls through an innovative new program, “Becoming an Entrepreneur”, by EmpowHer Institute. One hundred students participated in entrepreneurial training aimed at creating a business vision, a personal vision as well as increasing their self-esteem. “If these young ladies can understand early that their circumstances don’t determine their destiny, they will be on a path they can be proud of,” said Betty LaMarr, CEO of EmpowHer Institute.

The program at Compton High School was a joint effort between United States Tennis Association (USTA) and EmpowHer Institute, a local non-profit organization helping girls and women to become entrepreneurs.

Those interested in experiencing the benefits of EmpowHer can visit the website at or send an email to

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E.dali Pollard