World Literacy Crusade International spokesperson Isaac Hayes, an Academy award-winning musician, entertainer and actor, placed this program in perspective, saying that it hits at the heart of violence among our youth. Its about more than getting an education. It is about getting hope and finding a way out.
Similarly working at the grass-roots level is the Hollywood Education and Literacy Project (HELP), a tutoring/mentoring facility. Part of the California Youth Mentoring Initiative of the California governors office and dubbed a model facility by that office HELP uses Mr. Hubbards study technology to enable youth and adults to read and write and become successful and productive in life. The project, which works in collaboration with the Police Activities League and Jeopardy programs of the Los Angeles Police Department and other public and private endeavors, has attracted attention from state, local and government officials throughout the United States and now has more than half-a-dozen sister projects. At this writing, hundreds have availed themselves of HELPs services, and in any given week close to two hundred people receive tutoring and mentoring from trained tutors at HELPs Hollywood facility.
The program also trains teachers and mentors to deliver study technology in their classrooms. Those who complete the program report the birth of a newfound excitement for education.
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