Born and raised in New York City and attended East New York Tech Voc. H.S.
Retired, Deputy Supt. Of Security - Maximum Security Prisons in New York State 34 years. 25 years at Sing Sing Prison and retired from Bedford Hills Correction Facility (Maximum-Security Prison for Women).
Vietnam Veteran Spec/ 5 First Cavalry Division
As a retired Deputy Superintendent for Maximum Security Prisons in New York state, I know firsthand the consequences of students who do not get a high school diploma. 80% of the students who do not complete high school wind up in Maximum Security Prisons.
Data from Third Grade Reading Legislation (4/16/2019) has shown that students not reading at standard proficiency levels at the end of the third grade are four times more likely to not finish high school. A sad fact is that the private prison industry builds jail cells based on this data.
Lighthouse4students, Inc., since its inception has grown from the adoption of one Public School in 2018 to five in 2022. Lighthouse4students has been nominated and awarded Outstanding Community Youth Mentoring Program of the year by Broward County Schools 2018/2019, by Dania Elementary and nominated again for Outstanding Community Youth Mentoring program of the year for Broward County Schools by Pines Middle school 2019/2020.
I'm a firm believer that education is one of the keys and the most reliable route out of poverty and ignorance. Low reading scores have unintended consequences and long-term outcomes, affecting a student’s economic and social position later in life. Data from the Nation's Report Card Center by states shows a continuing decline in reading scores across the country. Covid and lockdowns have made it worse. Programs like Lighthouse4Students are making a difference. 9 out of 10 students enrolled in our programs show an improvement in academic reading and math scores.
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