For the past 35 years, our company Advanage Diversified Products, Inc. has been hiring young people from our nation’s underprivileged inner cities. We hire them because to sell our products successfully, door-to-door, you don’t need a college (or even a high school) degree.
All they need is to be willing to listen, learn, and work hard. Soon, not only have they learned how to sell and make some money, they have also gained the self-confidence and self-discipline to succeed in all walks of life and become contributing citizens.
Consequently, there are thousands of appreciative Advanage alumni all over this nation and we hear from them continually. Here is a snippet from an email we recently received from one (not so young any more) former agent.
“… when I worked with you, I learned so much about people and the slice of life I that can be obtained by being motivated and aggressive. I also learned that successful people are not afraid to suggest and create new ideas. Thank you for the dedication you have given to people.”
Please note he uses the words “motivated and aggressive.” That’s because we teach and show our people than a motivated, aggressive, enthusiastic and hard working person will outperform lethargic and unmotivated people every time.
This is what we’re doing, on a broader scale by forming a 501c3 non-profit organization, www.advanagefoundation.org. Our foundation provides workforce development programs for these unemployed, underprivileged young Americans. We teach them workforce skills and we also instill in them the desire and confidence to go through life with gusto. Please visit our website and help us help these young people learn how to make a living and live a better life.
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High School Drop Out Rates in America’s public high schools, 45% of black students and 43% of Hispanics (as compared to 22% of whites) drop out before their classes graduate. Dropout rates are especially high in urban areas with large minority populations.
And of those black and Hispanic students who do manage to earn a diploma, a large percentage are functionally illiterate. Black high-school graduates perform, on average, at a level that is four academic years below that of their white counterparts.
Substandard schools, poverty, non-existent parenting, and teachers unions focused on compensation, tenure and benefits or just some of the reasons why these young Americans are destined to live their lives in poverty and underachievement.
Our company, Advanage Diversified Products, Inc. hires young people from our nation’s underprivileged inner cities. So we see first-hand just how ill-prepared these young people are to become contributing citizens. We can’t do much about their formal education but we can give them a job and give them some hope for the future.
To those ends, we have formed a 501c3 non-profit organization www.advanagefoundation.org that provides workforce development programs for these unemployed young Americans. Please visit our website and help us help these young people learn how to make a living and live a better life.
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