Get ready to hear from Lawrence Wagner, CEO of Spark Mindset on July 28th, Spark Mindset is on a mission to break the cycle of poverty in low-income communities.
Did you know? According to the National Center for Children Poverty, out of adolescents 12 through 17 years of age, 41 percent or 10 million kids live in low-income families, and 19 percent or 4.7 million kids live in poor families. So how do we begin to fix it? Lawrence has started by getting kids excited about technology and allowing them to dream of the possibilities open to them.
Spark Mindset is on a mission to break the cycle of poverty in low-income communities.
According to the National Center for Children Poverty, adolescents 12 through 17 years of age, 41 percent (10 million) live in low-income families, and 19 percent (4.7 million) live in poor families.
Students who do not attend college or who drop out quickly are predominantly persons from low-income families, living in underdeveloped areas within major cities. Over 50% of Black and Hispanics do not graduate from high school.
Through their technology programs, they will provide 500,000 high school students with opportunities for meaningful jobs or pathways to college in the next ten years
A special thank you to Benjamin Monlezun for use of his original song Downpoor.
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