The Backdrop

We are not working together well to solve our predicaments:

    • Peace eludes us
    • Consensus of direction/solution is hard to attain
    • Environmental responsibility is slow and tenuous
    • Societal needs continue to plague our communities – locally, nationally, internationally
    • Self-interest remains a primary objective


These ongoing adult outcomes are the end result of education; these outcomes are the ultimate assessment point.

Current adults were never given the action component in education – never experienced the inspiration that evolves from seeing the outcomes of education applied to real life problem solving – never learned to work together cooperatively to problem solve serious world issues.

When asked, our youth tell us they want real life involvement, but we

    • Keep them isolated – with no role to play
    • Give them no voice – no input on their education


We need to start at the root – with our youngest – to strengthen their growth with:

    • Relevance
    • Engagement in their communities
    • Leadership roles – place them at the forefront
    • A well-conceived path of contribution through graduation
    • The joy of accomplishment that inspires them to do more


Gather the puzzle pieces and create with existing components:

service learning, social entrepreneurs, community based organizations, youth, teachers, parents, community members, technology

Create a bold, large-scale, initiative that accomplishes our real world objectives. We can create from an overview perspective, restore national pride, and empower our youth to find their American identity.   It’s a “Yes, We Can” opportunity.