Drop Out Prevention Program: There are no exact figures to determine if a student has dropped out, as he or she may stop attending classes without terminating enrollment. It is estimated that over a million students annually drop out of high school in the United States, and instantly making themselves ineligible for most jobs in America. Our country's high school graduation rates rank 19th in the world.
There are a varied number of reasons why children drop out of school. Poor grades, pregnancy and expulsion are at the top of the list. Although many high school drop outs believe it would be easier to simply get a G.E.D., most never do. United States Poverty Project has implemented Project 12 to push children to stay in school and graduate. Project 12 was designed to target kids on the brink of giving up on their educations. This program relies heavily on:
*mentoring *Counseling *Gang Prevention *Job Training
Transportation for Special Needs Children: Is our most ambitious project to date and unfortunately our most costly. Once we found out there were a number of children who were unable to meet their medical needs, appointments, shopping and other activities, we took action. We help special needs children overcome their motor or visual limitations by providing assistance and support. Once appropriate documentation is provided, assigned rides or escorts are scheduled and arranged. We also evaluate requests from parents with children who have temporary or acute conditions who need assistance during recovery. This program is not mandated by any city or state. We rely solely on your donations as individuals and local businesses to fund it. Even a few dollars will help with the cost of gasoline, mileage, and wear and tear on our vehicles. Please help us keep this program operational and functional. Donate today!
Lights On Hampton Roads: Is our program designed to help Hampton Roads Children who's power has been shut off by the electric company. Single mothers who work hard can sometimes fall short in paying a major utility bill like electricity. 'Lights On Hampton Roads' will assist single mothers who have children in the Hampton Roads Public School System whose power has been shut off for a period longer than 30 days. Children should not be forced into these circumstances through no fault of their own. It can create an unstable environment and lead to more negative outcomes for the family. Single mothers who meet our stringent criteria can apply for assistance. Of course we can't accommodate everybody but with your help we can ease the suffering of many.