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The dropout crisis and how the National Guard Youth Foundation is helping
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COL (Ret) Jim R. TINKHAM, Executive Director of the National Guard Youth Foundation (NGYF), has championed the effort for over seven years to make the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program recognized as the premiere program helping our country’s high school dropouts and re-joins Enterprise Radio.
Listen to host Eric Dye & guest COL (Ret) Jim R. TINKHAM discuss the following:
- For the benefit of our listeners who have not had a chance to hear your initial initial interview, tell us again about the National Guard Youth Foundation.
- Your organization recently hosted a successful event in Los Angeles for the inaugural California ChalleNGe Champions Gala. Share some information with us about this cause?
- Who were some of the dignitaries in attendance at the event?
- Coming back to the issue of the dropout crisis and its impact on our society, why is this matter so important to all citizens?
- How can people help your organization or volunteer to aid at-risk adolescents?
About the National Guard Youth Foundation
The mission of the National Guard Youth Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3), is to advocate for and support the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program. The Foundation provides scholarships, facilitates internship and job opportunities for graduates of the ChalleNGe Program, and fosters program awareness to promote the success of the ChalleNGe Program. The Foundation also works to raise awareness of the growing dropout crisis and its impact on our society, economy and national security. For more information about the National Guard Youth Foundation, please visit www.ngyf.org.
COL (Ret) JAMES R. TINKHAM, Executive Director of the National Guard Youth Foundation (NGYF) has a wealth of experience in financial management, budgeting, logistics and human resource management. Over the last seven years, he has championed the effort to make the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program recognized as the premiere program helping our country’s high school dropouts turn their lives around and become productive citizens. Because of his leadership, the Foundation has expanded its staff, implemented a robust scholarship program and an internship program for graduates of the National Guard Youth Foundation and has significantly increased its annual donor, sponsorship and grant programs.
Related Web Site: www.ngyf.org
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