By Sarah Dutton / Business Insider – 3:35pm, January 30, 2019″The average high school graduate in the United States earns $59,000 a year.
That’s about $7,000 less than the average college graduate,” Black Man High School principal Michael Brown told CBS News’ David Begnaud.
Brown is a former school principal who became the president of the African American Student Achievement Alliance (AAASA) in February 2017.
In his most recent interview with Begnaust, Brown said that in 2018, he received more than 1,000 calls from students who wanted help paying for college.
Brown said he decided to create a program that would help students pay for their own education while at the same time providing scholarships to students who want to attend the best high schools in America.
The program is called Black Man Graduates.
The school is known for its diverse population and for its emphasis on academics.
The school has the second-highest number of black students in the country after Harvard.
The Black Man program has been named “America’s Best High School” by The Wall Street Journal.