Your investment in Our Anti-Poverty Navigation Scholarship Alternative™ (ANSA™) For High School Dropouts, will fund our ability to pilot a $1 Million Dollar Scholarship Continuum that is outcome health and performance –based and will navigate the lives of 150 at-risk high-school students to a healthier education pathways and a brighter future away from crime.
Our Anti-Poverty Navigation Scholarship Alternative is for youth and young adults from 13 to 24 years old. This alternative addresses the racial and juvenile injustices that systematically perpetrated on Black and Brown people who live in underserved communities. This alternative also promotes educational reform to ensure we leave no one behind.
According to Youth Chaplaincy Coalition at wordpress.com , the average annual Cost of High School Dropouts to the U.S. economy is $235,680 in welfare payments, food stamps, criminal justice and medical care.
This represent a cost of 23.5M dollars for 150 school dropouts. This number could be even higher when according to NYC data, the average cost per inmate a year is $118,000.00.
According to Bureau of Prison data, high school drop outs represent approximately 80% of the prison population
Our Anti-Poverty Navigation Scholarship Alternative™ (ANSA™) For High School Dropouts engages young people in underserved and undervalued communities to view all aspects of their life through a social determinant of health lens.
Our scholarship alternative will pay residents between $500.00-$700.00 per month who demonstrate and maintain healthy behavior and performance choices that prevent encounters with the criminal justice, public assistance and the health care system.
Qualifying residents must live below the poverty line and earn less than $25,000 per year. They must complete their high school education and maintain life of fitness that avoids obesity, heart disease and diabetes. We believe our cost saving interventions will save money, time and lives
It is universally understood, that poor education results in poor behavior choices that can lead to poverty, lack of spending money which can lead to frustration and despair. Especially for young people without employment full-time.
The downward spiral continues to social disillusionment, ill health, poor outcomes, reduced life span, mental illness, substance abuse violence, incarceration and death.
Our Youth Anti-Poverty Alternative reaches the outer limits of outcome health targets in underserved communities where generations of government programs and charitable endeavors have had limited impact.
Going far simply can’t be done without people to support you. Funding this project is vital to our success.