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Part 3 - At-risk Youth
How at-risk youth can develop a productive life style.
- The At-risk Student may be a Genius
- Today, pressure is on all students to stay in school no matter how
strong the failure label becomes. Students being told they are a failure
five times a day, five days a week, will develop low self-esteem that
will do more harm than a diploma will do good. Self-fulfilling prophecy
will seal their fate. Dropouts that become achievers, will spend ten to
fifteen years of persistent effort to overcome their negative
self-esteem. Most adults can't escape negative self-esteem because they
accepted the failure label that was placed on them as teenagers.
- At-risk Students Who Find Success
How & Why?
- There is a small percentage of at-risk teenagers who fall through the
education system cracks, dropout and succeed, some becoming self-made
millionaires. To rise above the crowd requires the ability to acquire and
process knowledge. Successful people, who were labeled at-risk by the
education system, use projects to develop valuable skills.
- Teenagers Dilemma
- Thomas Edison's short stay in the classroom was a disaster. His mother
pulled him out and gave him a workshop so he could develop his natural
talent at his own pace; she was not concerned about academics.
- Barriers to Motivation
- Parents that build barriers compared to parents that remove barriers.
- Starting a Career at the Bottom
- The blue-collar world offers high paying careers for high school
dropouts - $40,000 to $70,000
- Employee Wealth and Workplace Leadership
- Employee wealth is not based on education level; it is based on the
leadership style they work under.
Visionary Students versus Non-Visionary
Desire to Excel
Products of Our Education System
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