Challenge 1000

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Across the country, about 1 million students drop out of school every year. And 1 million youth are showing up in juvenile hall and jails. The estimated cost to society is over $250 billion per year.

Niroga's Transformative Life Skills programs in schools, juvenile halls and jails, have been successfully lowering chronic stress, healing youth from trauma, and systematically building self-control and emotional regulation. The result is that these youth are better equipped to stay in school and stay out of trouble.

Niroga Institute has developed Challenge 1000, a program with which we hope to bring TLS training to a thousand school teachers across the country. The teachers will bring these skills into their own lives and the lives of their students, positively affecting 25,000 students and more.

Niroga cannot do this alone. It costs about $100 to train a teacher to use TLS. So Challenge 1000 will cost $100,000. The lifetime cost to society of one high-school dropout, is estimated at $260,000. If TLS helps only 1% of the 25,000 students graduate from school go on to college (250 youth staying in school and out of trouble), we will have saved ourselves $65 million!

For $10 a month, you could help us transform a life and change the world. Are you up for the challenge?

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