Seeking Heroes for Our Kids
When kids fail in school, everyone loses. This is not a school or parent issue; this is a community issue. It affects our economy and the strength of our nation.
To understand some of the many challenges of our current public education system, view Waiting for "Superman," a documentary which follows five young people as they try to find the best education available in their neighborhoods. While the film, directed by Academy Award winner Davis Guggenheim, may not have all of the answers, we know that each of us can contribute to the solution.
Community-based organizations, such as Boys & Girls Clubs, can make a difference in the academic success of our children. Through programs that address education, healthy choices, character and leadership and more, Clubs can guide young people through the challenges they face in and out of school, while helping them to discover their interests and aspirations. Clubs are there for youth after the school bell rings, giving them options to learn, grow and develop into responsible adults.