Denzel with Youth-of-the-Year, CNN videoOscar winner Denzel Washington joined Youth of the Year, Mona Dixon to launch an effort to lift high school dropout rates in cities across America. 30 percent of high school students do not graduate and the numbers are much worse for black males.

Mona’s life of moving from living on streets to shelters, changed forever when a stranger paid a $20 fee for her to join the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, for which Denzel has been the spokesperson for some 15 years. Dixon is now a college student in Arizona.

WATCH the video below, and see what you can do to create more Mona Dixons…

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