Former President Herbert Hoover once claimed, “Children are our most valuable natural resource.” Given the proper environment, every American child has the potential to succeed in life. In Former President Hoover’s ideal world, opportunities can exist for any child to become the next great entrepreneur, artist, athlete or politician.
There are Non-Profits organizations across the United States inspired to support the potential in the young people of their communities.
Our partner, Cabrini Connections, believes in the true potential of the younger generation. Cabrini Connections pairs economically disadvantaged inner-city students in the 7th through 12th grades with adult tutors to provide academic support services. Their mentorship program assists these students with the essential structure needed to navigate successfully through school and beyond.
In addition to the academic impact of their program, these students receive valuable lessons in character education. The adult mentors help students figure out what their values are, what they want to do with their lives and what they can do to turn their dreams into realities. With a solutions based approach, these students focus on their studies and almost 90% of the 12th grade program graduates have entered college, a number well above the national average and the average for inner-city youth.
Whether it’s providing support for character education or more traditional classroom instruction, Cabrini Connections is focused on enhancing opportunities for the kids they serve.
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