Students From One Of The Nation`s Most Dangerous Cities Attempt To Make History
Released on: May 29, 2008, 7:49 am
Press Release Author: Cheryl Bunkley
Industry: Non Profit
Press Release Summary: In August 2008, 46 students from Compton, California will make history! Led by the TROYBOY FOUNDATION and the A.V.I.D. (Advancement Via Individual Determination) teachers of Dominguez High School, these teenage pioneers will embark upon an educational tour through Europe.
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These students live in a city recently ranked by Morgan Quito Press among the top 25 \"Most Dangerous\" cities in our nation. In some instances, these students are safer boarding a plane to a foreign country than they are walking home from school. TROYBOY FOUNDATION through the mentorship program, has worked with the AVID program for 2 years. AVID is an in-school academic support program that prepares middle-performance students for college eligibility and success. When these students began AVID many lacked the guidance and academic skills conducive to continuing on to higher education. In spite of the challenge of their environment and economic hardship, these students press boldly toward a brighter future. Many of whom will be the first in their families to graduate from a 4-year university.
EF Educational Tours, the leader in educational travel for the past four decades will be hosting the visit to London, Paris, and Madrid. During the 10-day educational excursion, students will taste what the world has to offer. Students are excited that they will experience first-hand the art, history, culture, people and places that they can only study about in school.
The program dubbed, "Project London", could pave the way for other inner-city youth to believe and achieve similar dreams that once seemed unreachable in our communities -- something TROYBOY CEO, Troy Campbell, would love to see happen.
Project London takes flight in August of 2008. In the meantime, this project needs the support of corporations and individuals to help this history making event come to fruition. To learn more, please visit www.troyboyinternational and www.projectlondon2008.com.
"It is not until students believe the stars are reachable, that they begin to reach for them", says Campbell
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ABOUT THE TROYBOY FOUNDATION
TROYBOY FOUNDATION is a charitable 501(c)3 non-profit organization purposed to let young people between the age 9-18 know they are B.O.R.N. TO WIN. B.O.R.N. TO WIN means Being an Overcomer by Resisting Negativity. By combining personal experience and education we are empowering young people to work through emotional issues while discovering and developing their gifts through mentorship and performing arts. We believe as youth develop the skills of working through emotional issues, and discovering and developing their gifts, their lives become more fulfilling, fun and focused.
ABOUT PROJECT LONDON
Project London is the vision of four A.V.I.D. (Advancement Via Individual Determination) Teachers from Dominguez High School in Compton, California and TROYBOY FOUNDATION CEO, Troy Campbell. Project London is an effort to provide an enriching opportunity to the underrepresented students of Compton by exposing them to studying abroad. The aim is to inspire our community and communities alike to believe that dreams do come true, no matter where you live.