10 years of job training, the founders of Southwest Winners Foundation
were acutely aware of the need to train young people to be successful
in the workforce. Employers pointed to the need to have young employees
with technical skills and good character. Too often, high school graduates
lacked these two important ingredients for success. Southwest Winners
Foundation has developed programs targeted to these needs and based
on the following core principles:
is the responsibility of the public schools to produce graduates
that are technologically prepared for the current demands of the
youth behavior such as violence, dishonesty, drug abuse and sexual
promiscuity have a common cause: lack of good character. Not to
teach good character based on core ethical values would be failing
in life is best defined as the progressive realization of predetermined
worthwhile goals. Students must learn to set and meet goals to be
successful in life.
programs form the core of the Foundation's efforts in San Antonio:
Southwest Preparatory School: open-enrollment charter
high schools that fully integrate self-reliance and character education
into their curriculum.
Young Winners Leadership Training Program: teaching
the value and importance of abstinence until marriage to youth at-risk
of teen pregnancy.
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