There has been increased dropout rates among high school students because of different reasons. Due to this problem, there has been a need for a tutoring program to enable them to continue with their studies comfortably. The program will involve an interactive session with the high school students to establish what the problem might be (Arco-Tirado et al., 2020). The students who mostly have been exhibiting this habit mainly reside in cities that have been identified as major blackspots for school dropouts and more specifically in the city of Missouri. The problem exists mainly because of the high rates of drug and substance abuse among this group of people because of lack of enough mentorship programs.
In recent research carried out by the Government of the United States, results showed that drug abuse had the most effect on school dropouts. The statistics revealed that 50% of high school students who dropped out of school were drug addicts (Stanton et al., 2020). Overall drug abuse among the youth has been on the rise in four consecutive years which has caused alarm to the people to devise a way to stop the rise.
The United States government has put efforts to ensure that they eradicate that habit among the youths but it has always been challenging since reaching out to all the youths is unlikely to be possible. The problem of drug abuse exists because of lack of awareness of the dangers and long-term effects of the harmful drugs. Majority of students are not made aware of the dangers that they would face but rather peer pressure won them into those habits only to realize later when it is too late.
The evidence I have to support my claim is based on Statistics carried out recently showed that 96.6% of the students lured into drug abuse because they believed they would pass by using some of the drugs to boost their brain (Stanton et al., 2020). The problem is evident when students are taken for counselling where they confess everything they have been doing. If the needs of the students such as counselling is done unto them their habits will change. This is because the myths they from their peers will be eradicated from their minds and they will know the dangers associated with the drugs and they will make informed decisions. The problem is linked to our organization because our main objective is to create awareness to the youths on drug and substance abuse.
Development of the Problem
At-risk youth in my community need tutoring because it will enable them change their mentality about drug abuse. According to research carried out by the United States tutors, inadequate knowledge on something leads to poor decision making (Wadsworth & Hammond, 2019). Our organization goal is to eradicate drug abuse amongst the students. The mission is to ensure zero tolerance of harmful drugs and the objectives include ensuring drug and substance abuse literacy to all people. The program relates to our organization since it will be about creating awareness to the people. If the program will not be funded, it will face many challenges. Challenges that will arise include inability of the awareness reaching all the target audience. Consequently, the tutors will not be able to fund for the services on their own. Money will be specifically used to cater for the tutor’s upkeep, finance the program by buying the required documents such as advertisement, billboards and rallies.
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