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The church of Donna -- for presents some six million Americans predominately African Americans it is currently sponsoring.
And urban initiative to deal with five various crime prevention stretching the family getting jobs financial literacy.
And most importantly education bishop Charles Blake says the church believes it will lead to more people being able to live their lives beyond -- Throughout many urban areas in America violence is beginning violence young people getting gunned down before they complete high school.
The mayors of cities like Chicago Philadelphia New Orleans are experiencing this vicious cycle of murder and making every effort to stop the bloodshed.
But they acknowledged to task will need more organizations to join the fight against crime and poor education.
Education is tied.
To success it's tied to.
-- viability it is tied to the likelihood of criminal involvement.
At -- -- time.
-- -- Bishop Charles Blake has the presiding bishop over the Church of God in Christ he is very familiar with the needs of the black and Latino communities throughout America.
He grew up in a similar area in the Logan heights area of San Diego.
Give -- a mixed Latino.
African American community.
And it is good for -- to get that -- first experience and exposure.
As a leader bishop Blake focuses not only on America's spiritual development but it's advancement and education.
The bishop believes education is a national security and humanitarian issue.
He says providing a good education will keep children away from gang violence and reduce the number of black and Latino youth.
Who go to prison as a rite of passage is set of graduating from high school and college.
And almost 50% of our young people in the back.
It and not.
Finishing school not graduating from high school.
And he did not going to be able to find jobs and -- -- more receptive to the possibility of criminal.
And -- Your children are going to repeat this cycle because they -- grew up.
-- company also.
Blake is urgently encouraging parents to get involved in the education of their children.
Meeting with school principals and teachers to find out how their children are doing in school and -- sit down with their child at home to help them do homework.
The welfare in the future and the destiny of their children disaffected.
But they're willing to.
-- -- -- -- push into that situation.
And to advocate for their own children to make sure that children get the education.
That they need mr.
Blake also says good teachers need to be motivated to make a difference and each child's life but.
A good teacher is that children are getting good learning -- younger person that does not graduate from high school.
We'll make 250000.
Dollars and that's and they wanted me.
Graduated from high school.
In their lifetime.
The person that graduates from college to make almost two million dollars more for the fact that they've gone to college.
And accomplished that train and -- education.
Some very sound advice right -- bishop Charles Blake also adds it's important for everyone to focus on helping children get a good education regardless of the color of their skin.
It is fundamentally says in making a difference in helping others to live life beyond the jury.
That's where we want everyone -- -- Kelly so much.
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