July 18, 2014

CAPS Supports Start The Cycle

(Ed. Note: The following post was written by CAPS’ Dr. John Wakelin, about the Start The Cycle initiative. CAPS is proud to support Marc and his goal to raise money to support After School All Stars Ohio. To learn more about Start the Cycle, visit their website at http://www.helpstartthecycle.org.)

My good friend, Marc, embarked upon an unbelievable journey last week. His passionate crusade is to demonstrate the power of believing in yourself to at-risk youth. In addition to volunteering as a motivational speaker, he has taken a sabbatical from his work for the next two months, and he is riding across the country alone on his bike. Among his goals are raising $50,000 for after school and mentoring programs for underprivileged teens and proving to these same youth that you can accomplish seemingly unattainable feats when you believe in yourself and work toward them one day at a time.

Please check out his website at www.helpstartthecycle.org, follow him along in his journey, share with your friends, and please consider a donation to this terrific cause. Regardless of your political affiliations, I think every last one of us agrees that teaching young people to believe in themselves, showing them strategies for breaking out of a cycle of poverty, and showing them that other human beings care about their success can be a tremendously powerful force.


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