the need

The Need
Maslow’s Hierarchy says Physiological, Safety and Love/Belonging needs must be met before advancing to the Esteem level, which includes achievement--like graduating from high school.  We feel these recent, staggering statistics are holding our young people back:

Then…what about those who are overachievers, those whose parents keep them home to take care of siblings or earn money for the family, those who self-harm, those who are abused, those whose parents “buy” their love through lavish gifts, those with unidentified disabilities, those whose parents fight or are going through a divorce, those who have lost a family member or friend…the list goes on….