"Educating Our Youth Today To Be Successful For Tomorrow"
What the community had to say about the POPS Presentation.
What is the POPS Mentoring Program? The POPS Program is a non-profit (501c-3) organization that was developed and tailored specifically for male teens. It is the “Pursuit of Prosperity Strategies,” where we pursue to prosper in the areas of education, careers, finances, relationships, health, and life skills, with a written plan. This program is a step-by-step strategy that combines life skills development, career planning, and moral training. This makes up the basic foundation of knowledge, transitioning male teens into young adults.
Mission: To train and develop male teens in the areas of education, careers, finance, relationships, health, and life skills with a written plan, and connect teens to their career goals.
Vision: To improve the lives of kids, families, and community making them above average students, community leaders, effective heads of households, loving husbands, and active fathers.
Gangs: Respondents reported that 92% of all gangs were male, and only 8% were female. Only 1.5% of gangs were reported to be “female-dominated.”
Prison: Male incarceration 1,406,649 – Female incarceration 106,174. There are approximately 1,300,475 more males incarcerated than females.
Churches: As many as 90 percent of the boys who are being raised in church will abandon it by their 20th birthday. Many of these boys will never return.
High School Dropout: About seven thousand students drop out every school day.
Risky Habits: Adolescent boys are more likely to have had four or more sexual partners than girls, and are less likely to have been tested for HIV.
Health: Boys generally miss more school due to injury or illness than girls.
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