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  •  If there is one thing that helps people break out (9+ / 0-)

    out of poverty and continues to be the biggest contributor to a healthy and successful environment, it is education.

    The more educated and skilled people we have in the work force the better.

    The problem is that especially for inner city kids, and even in normal public schools, we have kids falling down and falling out. Being discouraged.

    I think one thing that's great is that the student "julie" is aware of the need to do something, and I think already that's an encouraging sign that the youth are not just Britney Spear clones.

    I would continue to have Julie focus on her own education and thinking about what she would like to do, whether it's to become a nurse, doctor, educator or lawyer that may be of help to a community when she grows up.

    But in general, for now, she can help by either volunteering to help with kids younger than herself to be a role model, or volunteering in a hospital or working with elderly people etc.

    Education especially in Math and Science at a YOUNG age is so important. Because if they get discouraged by the time they are 8, they will start to fall through the cracks, and the harder the subjects get, the tougher it will be, because it all starts with a good grasp of fundamentals of math and science.

    Is there a church that offers afterschool tutoring? If not, maybe she can work with a pastor to start an organization that will open their doors one evening for kids who need help in school???

    She can maybe get something organized get other volunteers, etc.

    "Lead, follow, or get out of the way" - Thomas Paine

    by pinkbunny on Wed Dec 10, 2008 at 09:42:41 AM PST

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