Let’s Work Together to Improve Education

Oct 3, 2014 8:00 AM ET
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Every year, 22,000 Indianapolis students miss out on educational opportunities as a result of suspension from school. Another 1,800 miss out on opportunities as a result of expulsion or dropping out. A recent spike in crime begs the question: how do we keep these kids in school and out of trouble? Studies show that children who participate in high-quality, early education programs face fewer disciplinary issues later in life. Furthermore, these students show higher high-school graduation rates and are more likely to attend a four-year college.

Our hometown since our founding in 1876, this city represents an integral part of our past, as well as our future. We have a vested interest in ensuring it provides a safe and nurturing environment for children who could one day be scientists and researchers discovering new medicines in our labs.

Read more about Lilly's commitment to early education and its importance to a global ecosystem of innovation.