March 12, 2012

Graduation Rocks!!!

In Pursuit of Happiness: knowing what you want, getting what you need. Graduation Rocks continues in 2012-2013.

GRADUATION ROCKS!!! A Day of Empowerment connected black male high school students to role models who will provide mentorship, guidance, and support in an open-forum, safe environment. These men will share personal stories and introspections intended to influence future choices, decisions and goals.

An event of the same format will take place each month at a different school or community center with different Graduation Rocks - Pathway 2 Success - St. Petersburg, FLguest speakers. This empowerment program bridges the gap between male youths and adult males in our community. Mentors and role models will attend and participate, promoting mentor/mentee relationships that will further the chances of these students making the right decisions as they begin to tackle the world.

About Pathway 2 Success, Inc.
Pathway 2 Success Inc. is committed to increasing awareness about low graduation rates of black males in public schools and to reducing the number of dropouts in our schools and our communities.

A Day of Empowerment is designed to Empower, Motivate, Educate and Agitate, if necessary, to promote graduation and learning. Pathway 2 Success, Inc. is identifying boys and young men from 11 to 20 years of age who for several reasons have fallen by the wayside, are about to drop out of school, or worse, are at risk of turning to the streets or to gangs for guidance as the only means they see to improve their situation.

Our program has four requirements for participation:

1. Be enrolled in a Public school

3. Have at least a 2.0 GPA

2. Willingness to Change and Graduate

4. Believe

Pathway 2 Success, Inc. (a 501(c)3 Florida corporation) is committed to helping black male youth live a life of purpose, march to the beat of their own drums and set personal goals to succeed. As the CEO and Co-Founder of this organization, both of us faced the same situations growing up several years ago: traveling down the same roads of self-destruction, gangs, jail or death.

To learn more about Pathway 2 Success, Inc. and what we are doing to uplift our neighborhoods, create jobs, address housing needs, combat substance abuse, reduce crime and juvenile delinquency, and increase the number of black males graduating from high schools and colleges, please contact:

Justin L. Smith, Co-Founder, President, CEO (727) 278-6905
Christopher A. Jackson, Co-Founder, Executive Director (727) 452-7247
Pathway 2 Success, Inc.
4604 49th St North #30
St. Petersburg, Florida 33709