Welcome to S.M.A.R.T. Students, Inc.
According to the National Mental Health Association, less than 45%
of children with emotional or behavioral disorders graduate from high school.
The programs offered by S.M.A.R.T. Students, Inc. focus on two key components that allow them to succeed. The two keys to success are:
This includes involving parents, grandparents, small businesses, and the community as a whole. It is through this community involvement that we seek to create an enriched environment for inner-city and underprivileged youth, and provide a win-win situation for all involved.
Educational OpportunitiesStatistically, inner-city and underprivileged youth have very limited opportunities for higher education. We seek to c change the story of their life, by giving them educational and business opportunities that were previously not available to them. It is through providing educational opportunities along with community involvement that S.M.A.R.T. Students, Inc strives to create a new life for kids who need it the most.
Children Understanding the Reward of Education: S.M.A.R.T. Students, Inc. will provide the community with an outlet to close the doors to the "digital divide" by facilitating placement of personal computers in the homes of participating students. By battling at risk education, including lack of resources and lack of programs, and illiteracy and other learning disorders though the after school programs and tutoring, We aim to close the economic gap that separates the "haves from the have-nots". This program includes trips to foreign countries, after school programs, computer ownership, tutoring, self improvement , etiquette and rites of passage programs.
Parents Understanding the Reward of Education. One of the key components of the success of our programs is the involvement of both parents. At S.M.A.R.T. Students, Inc we believe that parental involvement is vital in allowing us to help inner-city and underprivileged youth succeed. The P.U.R.E. program focuses on gaining active parental involvement and understanding of the value and reward of focusing on their child's education.
Help End Abuse and Rape Together: Before we at S.M.A.R.T. Students, Inc can help a child experience educational opportunities, we need to get to the core of their problems. The problems that are at the core of these children's helplessness include abuses of many kinds emotional, verbal, physical, mental all of which make it very difficult for a child to succeed academically, as well as in life. H.E.A.R.T to H.E.A.R.T. is designed to end these abuses, through counseling, parental involvement, etc. By tackling these core problems, we can help a child move forward to educational and life opportunities instead of continuing on a path that may lead to a life of crime.
DID YOU KNOW
is the third leading cause of death in young people ages 15 to 24 in California. Suicide for older adults in California is rising – adults over the age of 65 have a rate that is twice as likely as high as for younger Californians.
- The US Surgeon General in 2002 stated in the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention that roughly 90% of all individuals that take their own lives by suicide have a diagnosable mental illness.
Diagnosable mental illness90%
Untreated mental illness affect’s a child’s ability to learn. Less than 25% of children with emotional or behavioral disorders graduate from high school.
75% of the inmates in San Quentin prison come from fatherless households Each year the divorce population increases by approximately one million NEW fathers with children under 18 years of age.
Fatherless homes account for well over 50% of teen mothers.
Fatherless homes account for 63% of high school dropouts.
Fatherless homes account for 85% of youth in prison.
Fatherless homes account for 63% of youth suicides.
Fatherless homes account for 90% of homeless/runaway children with behavior problems.
50 to 67% of the children in foster care have been estimated to have a serious emotional disturbance with substantial functional impairment.
S S.M.A.R.T. Students, Inc. is a private, non-profit charitable organization with a governing Board of Directors. We focus on assisting disadvantaged youths to become model citizens, by providing quality access to academics. Also part of this is one-on-one counseling and therapy, recreational activities, and life skills training encompassed in a nurturing family environment. S.M.A.R.T. Students, Inc. . ensures underprivileged and inner-city youth have access to global educational opportunities, by creating and facilitating a broadened awareness of these opportunities.
Therapeutic Group Homes
S.M.A.R.T. Students, Inc. therapeutic group homes serve male youth between the ages of 13 and 18. Participants are referred by the juvenile court system, juvenile probation officers and the Division of Social Services. California priority placement is given to the youth of Alameda County, while the Michigan and Texas group homes are open to referrals from all counties. Each group home is licensed to hold up to 6 residents. The therapeutic group home model was conceived by founder, J. Douglas Hollie, a professional football athlete and an educator.