Statistics show that every day in America:
• 16,244 public school students are suspended.*
• 4,028 children are arrested.
• 4,408 babies are born to unmarried mothers.
• 2,857 high school students drop out.*
• 847 babies are born to teen mothers.
• 408 children are arrested for drug crimes.
• 187 children are arrested for violent crimes.
• 5 children or teens commit suicide.
• 4 children are killed by abuse or neglect.
*Based on calculations per school day (180 days of seven hours each).
© January 2014 Children’s Defense Fund
Sports World is dedicated to helping schools and administrators challenge students to be all they can be. Our Pro speakers motivate students with the message: “You’re not born a Winner; You’re not born a Loser; You’re born a Chooser.” ™
Each assembly is aimed at life issues pertinent to today’s youth. Our Pros encourage students to make positive choices like:
• Freedom from drug & alcohol abuse
• Excellence in academics
• Positive self-esteem and personal values
• Purposeful living
• Wise decisions
• Sports World helps students challenge life’s problems head on.
Each Pro is a trained speaker who knows that life’s pressures never stop, but that each battle can be won.
For more information contact a Sports World representative at firstname.lastname@example.org or call toll free at 1(800) 832-6546.