Thank you, to everyone that is connected to our Great State of Texas: Child Care Centers, Hospitals & Clinics, School Districs, Businesses, Private Foundations and Individuals.
Today we are preparing for a new way of ensuring that Texas businesses, not just survive the current Pandemic crisis, but to create new profitable business oppotunities that create new quality jobs for our new economy going forward!
At Networking for Life, we understand that the normal routines of various educational school systems that prepared our children for good career opportunities required for businesses to meet and exceed their business objectives in the 20th century will no longer be applicable for life during and after COVID-19.
Why not try "Networking for Life?" Networking for Life is an educational philosophy that produces positive results when it comes to helping children with deciding to stay in school longer, compared to deciding to stop going to school before they graduate.
Children become proactive students while engaged in our educational environment which directly links them to becoming proactive employees and contributors engaged in their workplace environments, in the best interest of the company where they are employed.
My journey which led me to the mission of Networking for Life, which is to change the way children think about going to school and their life after high school, started in the early 1990's.
As one of the Directors at our family owned child care center, I was recruited by Hernadez Elementary School in Dallas, Texas to become a 3rd grade tutor for a student, Willie C.
Willie C. changed my entire world view regarding youth education needs. Several weeks went by before we had any real type of communications between us, but I made sure that I arrived on time for our 60 minute scheduled meeting times each week.
Eventually, Willie C. begain to ask me questions, because he had no interest in any of my questions. I began to better understand the added value of listening. I learned of all the various reasons why his other tutors stop visiting him at school.
One day, Willie C. made the statement that teachers go to school to learn how to teach and when they come back to school, they still do not know how to teach. I thought that was interesting and I questioned why he made the statement.
For a 3rd grader, Willie C. calmly said that whenever he rasies his hand in his classroom to answer questions, his teachers would say, "Willie, put your hands down because you don't know the answers." He then stated that after awhile, he just stopped raising his hands!
Up until meeting Willie C., I only had feedback that I heard from the media, either on television or the head lines in the Dallas Morning Newspaper stating that children are under achieving in school because of their parents or because of where they grew-up.
I have never heard a student agreed with that information.
As I essentially had a two-career life style at the time because I was a Director for a child care facility and also was working as a Field Service Engineer in the medical equipment service industry, I was able to start merging both business concepts into one.
As a proactive student working on my MBA, I frequently talked with my professors regarding how to better understand the mixed information I was being exposed too.
After listening to a few of my presentations regarding my passions in the youth educational fields, I was instructed to make a decision to either work in the best interest of children getting the most out of their time while they were in school or for me to trust the information presented by the local media?
I was advised to stop listening to the media and simply listen to the children as they were my customers. I found myself on a mission to find out what makes children want to go to their school each day, as well as what makes them not want to go back to the school?
Networking for Life - The Educational Process was published in 2005, and today technology is available to easily stay connceted with children as they travel through their educational journeies at different school grade levels and different schools.
Phase I. This fundraiser is to raise funds to translate Networking for Life - The Educational Process into Spanish and create an interactive website. High lights of the program include the following:
1. The Essay of Hope
2. The Science of Student Achievement Project
3. The Student Bill of Rights
4. TEEDS (Texas Early Employee Development Services) - staffing agency to connect students to employers. TEEDS to provide support to ensure students transition as scheduled.
5. SKIP-LUNCH-FEED-EDUCATION Campaign
Phase II. Build an Educational Tracker infrastructure within all Child Care Centers, Pre-schools, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools and High Schools across Texas to ensure that all children are accounted for and enrolled accordingly.
Phase III. All locations associated with Phase II, will have a Networking For Life Support Office operating on its own independent budget. The goals and objectives of the Networking for Life Support Offices are to ensure that all students are enrolled in the supplemental educational support programs offered at the school and will be available to provide afterschool programs services as required.
CALL TO ACTION:
Due to the loss of jobs for Texas families over the last few months, we are reaching out to Texas School Districs, Businesses and Private Foundations for support of this initial fundraiser.
Our goal is to have "Networking for Life - The Educational Process" translated in Spanish and ready for printing during this summer; and to have copies available to purchase for students before school opens in the Fall.
Thank you for your support!
Updates will be provided weekly.
Albert J. Garry
PS: We are starting to recieve feedback from those who have use "Networking for Life - The Educational Process" in the past. Please reconnect with us to share your stories to better support students during these challenging times.