thegr8ergood has created "an all-encompassing youth experience" to draw attention to the need for further education in Lake County.
The venue is providing a platform for our middle and high school youth to have fun while developing communication skills, leadership, and community pride through volunteering. Each High School is required to provide volunteers to qualify their Seniors for the Bounce It Forward scholarship of $1,000 up to $3,000.
It benefits our middle and high school participants in the 3on3 Challenge, Art Expo, Performing Arts, and Youth Entrepreneur Expo by providing a safe place to showcase their talents, meet new challenges, and share ideas with their peers based on similar experiences.
And, for their families and friends, our Lake County residence, and all visitors to enjoy seeing the next generation becoming tomorrow's future.
Higher education means less crime in the community. A study reported in the American Economic Review on the effects of education on crime found that a one year increase in the average years of schooling completed reduces violent crime by almost 30 percent.
One year of further education increases income by 10%. A Bachelor’s degree will increase income by nearly 40% over a High School Graduate. That correlates into an additional half-million dollars in their lifetime.
There is a direct correlation between education and personal mental and physical health. The differences between the more and the less educated are significant: the age-adjusted mortality rate of high school dropouts is more than twice as large as the mortality rate of those with some college.
The better educated our communities are, the more enticing it becomes for local companies to expand, for entrepreneurs to begin new businesses, and for companies to relocate to the area.
There’s an old saying that nothing succeeds like success. It begins at home and with our schools. Complementing a child’s feelings of accomplishment with meaningful praise at home and/or in the classroom, in front of their peers, will motivate a child to repeat the success. Praise, coupled with the accomplishment of successfully finishing their work and the drive to succeed will encourage self-discipline.