Many Americans are underemployed or unemployed and need to learn the skills for getting a job. For some of them, a four-year college degree is simply unattainable due to tuition costs. High school students are faced with deciding which career path they want to pursue, but the opportunity for higher education may simply be inaccessible. SOP intends on building a collaboration among schools, students entering the workforce, and businesses and using tools to find a career path that matches their skills.

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Our Future Leaders

There is a serious decline in humanity throughout our country. We need to teach children about patriotism and respect, but first, they need to understand why it is important. It should be incorporated into a child’s education starting with the Pledge of Allegiance and why we respect our flag and also taught from home. Kids want to grow up in a community where they can feel safe and secure, but sadly they see and hear animosity, hatred, murders of public safety personnel, violence, mass shootings and division among people of different races, religion, political views, etc., all in a nation united and indivisible under God.

Our military servicemen and servicewomen have a deep love for our country; they risk their own lives to protect our freedom and way of life. Police, firefighters, and all who work to protect and serve show their undying loyalty, dedication, and bravery for doing their jobs – very often risking their lives to save others. Education about patriotism and respect can make a huge difference for our leaders of tomorrow. The University of Texas at Austin commencement address by Admiral William H. McRaven suggests how the next generation can make a change.

Our country’s current state of affairs magnifies the importance of patriotism in American culture. We need to educate our children about its meaning and bring awareness for the next generation. As President Ronald Reagan once said:

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.

Our mission is to foster American patriotism through community engagement. This includes educational, patriotic and community solutions to all Americans. There is a steady decline in patriotism in younger generations, so now is the time to take action and preserve it – our American culture and history – for today and for our future.

We can all make a positive change in our communities and strengthen our nation’s patriotism. Make a difference. Be part of the Powering Patriotism movement.

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