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It’s no surprise that we are currently experiencing a crisis in America. Along with the debt crisis, the economic crisis, the jobs crisis (and we’re only hitting the tip of the iceberg), there is a serious problem with the state of our youth. These statistics we have are scary and sadly don’t look to be driving our youth towards a positive future.

The only way we can work towards a better future is to educate our children. A young, intelligent generation is the only way we can build towards a stable future.

-53% of black boys in the 4th grade read below basic reading levels [SOURCE]

-Every 26 seconds, a student drops out of high school [SOURCE]

-250 babies are born in America every minute, 113 of them are born in poverty [SOURCE]

These numbers are astounding. If we at all want to change this, we need to be proactive.

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