Our Kids Are Being Set Up To Fail!
They’re missing the vital skill set
You’ve probably noticed that kids lack life skills that we somehow learned when we were growing up. If you haven’t noticed, it’s bad...
Kids struggle with even the most fundamental life skills now...
- How to save and budget money
- How to Communicate when they have a problem
- How to take notes
- How to study
- How to manage time
- How to deal with adversity
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Listen, I know you want the best for your kids… you want them to succeed.
Heck, maybe you’re like me, and you’ve wondered and even worried whether or not your kids will be able to make it in the “real world” after school.
After all, the world continues to become more and more competitive.
It's more important than ever before that we prepare our kids for life beyond school.
High Schools Aren't Enough Anymore
The Schools Don't Teach Life Skills
Not too long ago, schools developed kids... completely.
They developed kids academically. They developed kids mentally. And they instilled life-skills and other important qualities for success.
Unfortunately, that's not the case anymore.
Schools don't teach much other than academics. It's not their fault. They just don't have enough resources these days. Even the Student to Counselor Ratio is staggering - 471 kids per 1 counselor
Schools also receive a lot of pressure to do well on standardized tests so that they can receive funding and have some type of measure to show people how they are performing.
The downside is that standardized tests don't often translate to real-world abilities... they leave out too many crucial skills that kids need.
YouthTruth.com and StageOfLife.com report that 55% of kids feel unprepared for life after high school ... And 66% are afraid of life after high school.
It's obviously not their fault. Kids don't know what they don't know. They have no idea whether they're learning everything they need or if they're at a disadvantage.
Unfortunately, most kids struggle with a lot more than just school skills and financial skills... and they’re are IN Danger...
Kids Are At-Risk & In Danger
The Statistics Are Shocking!
I sit on the board of a wellness council for my city. We are the group that decides how we can best impact our community to become one of the healthiest places in the USA.
It's a really lofty goal, but the people on the council are determined.
When we looked at what the biggest problems facing our generation were, the most critical problem was obvious: Mental Health.
In the Last 45 Years, Suicide Rates Have Increased By 60%!
Suicide is now one of the three main causes of death for people ages 15-44!
Consider this… if you have three kids, one of them will be at risk for suicide.
It’s mind-numbing to think about one of our kids committing suicide, but it’s also important to know that nobody is exempt.
That's a scary statistic... one that could be influenced by providing our kids with the right tools and skills. The key is to teach kids mental resiliency and how to deal with adversity so they develop a healthy response.
I know because I shouldn't be successful today... I'm not that smart. In fact, I should probably be in jail... or dead.
From Jail to Successful Entrepreneur
My Life Changed With Some Help
When I was 13, I went to jail for breaking and entering. I was hanging out with the wrong people, and I was starting to go down the wrong path.
As a result, I lost all of my friends and I thought my life was over.
I had nothing going for me. My grades were bad, I had no friends, and everyone in my community labeled me as a thief and a “bad kid.”
I went to bed at 7:30 p.m. every night because I was depressed, and I even became anorexic.
Luckily for me, some very kind people stepped into my life. They became mentors and probably saved my life.
They helped me develop both the life-skills and the belief in myself that I needed.
As a result...
- I got straight A's
- I went to college on a full-ride scholarship
- I became a published author
- and I'm a successful entrepreneur
Like most kids, I needed more than what schools could offer...
This one thing changed my life and allowed me to be successful rather than staying on the path of jail and failure... just having a mentor.
I was lucky. I accidentally found a mentor that helped me become focused. He helped me believe in myself so I could make better choices, get straight A's, and go to a great college.
If it wasn't for my mentor, I shudder to think where I would be ... or how bad I would have turned out.
That’s why I decided to do something...
7 Years In The Making
The Life Skills All Kids Need
Exactly 7 years ago, I saw a problem growing. Something wasn't right.
Most students had severe life-skills gaps.
So I began working closely with high schools. I delivered leadership, life skills, and personal growth workshops... I began looking at what students were missing.
Then, I built a program to fill in the gaps so that every kid can leave high school equipped to take on the world.
Kids Aren't Prepared For Life After High School
It's Time We Do Something...
Only 1 in 3 kids have a mentor, but according to The Mentoring Effect (2014), when kids have a mentor they are 55% MORE likely to go to college and succeed in life after college. That's huge!
PrepareMyKid.com is a mentor... I'm the mentor to help kids in a way that parents can't... and to help kids believe in themselves so that they do succeed and stay on the path to lasting success.
Let's face it... as parents, kids can tune us out. But, they usually listen to someone else they can relate to... even if that person says the exact same thing.
I'm here to help mentor kids and give them the chance they might not otherwise get by providing a community for life-skills, success lessons, and support.
And the best part...
I've designed this community to be affordable for everyone... just $34 per month ... That's just over $1 per day... so that we can prepare our kids and the next generation to make this world AWESOME!
Imagine how it would feel if you could instantly teach your kids how to do better in school.
How would it feel if you knew your kids would succeed in life…
…If they knew how to handle peer pressure, and if they knew how to make good decisions and could easily take care of themselves?
Imagine how great it would be knowing your kids could easily deal with problems and adversity, and would pick themselves up after a failure or setback.
This is what PrepareMyKid can offer.
All you have to do is join the community for just over $1 per day.
You’ll have access to over 30 lessons PLUS all of the new content we add on an ongoing basis.
You’ll have everything at your fingertips.
Let’s stop worrying, and start preparing our kids..