"30% of all our kids drop out of high school in America, and 50% of urban kids drop out of high school.  Particularly distressing to me, approximately 70% of our kids drop out of high school, and approximately 70% of individuals in prison have no high school equivalent, so it is literally a 'backwards farm club,' and IT MUST STOP. That is why we have launched our 5 MILLION KIDS Initiative, which we call 5MK.  Make a 5MK Pledge today at www.5mk.org and help us break the back on the high school dropout generation.  Let's start a positive epidemic, and 'make smart sexy again!'"

John Hope Bryant, founder, Operation HOPE and the silver rights movement

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