“Think it out, don’t fight it out. Heads up, pants up, grades up!” These powerful words come from self made entrepreneur and Robert Smith.
The Bad News:
540,382 kids dropped out of high school in 2006. That is definitely a jaw dropping statistic.
$60 billion in annual costs to taxpayers for prisons, jails, and juvenile detention centers. Just think- this could be money well used in other areas such as health care, food programs, education and so on. I don’t know about you but I would much rather have this money spent on things for the better and not for the worst.
High school dropouts are 8 times as likely to end up in prison or jail. 75% of state prison inmates and 59% of federal inmates are high school dropouts. These are devastating numbers and something needs to be done to help these kids.
The Good News:
A study of 1000 young people showed that children with mentors were: 46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs, 27% less likely to begin using alcohol, 53% less likely to skip school, 33% less likely to engage in school violence. This is great news! That means with help- these numbers can greatly improve.
As the study shows, we need people to become mentors so our children can lead safe, happy, healthy lives. We need to be POSITIVE and influential on our childrens future. Nothing is better then knowing each child has a chance to succeed- especially with our help. Ensuring a childs future is absolutely pricess. Be a POSITIVE and INFLUENTIAL mentor for a child!
There are also sponsorship opportunities. Become a sponsor and be a POSITIVE and INFLUENTIAL mentor in a childs life. The sponsorship for a 2 day event each month for the next 12 months is $150,000.
For more information please call Robert Smith at 800-776-5133.