ROC the Day with Rochester Youth for Christ

Next Tuesday the Rochester community will ROC the DAY and we need you to join in.  This 24 hours of community giving is your chance to make a real difference in Greater Rochester – especially for urban youth – through
Rochester Youth for Christ.
Your gift will continue our work of supporting and transforming youth through life coaching, our after-school program, sports activities and faith in Jesus Christ.
Plan to ROC the DAY on 12.1.15.

WDKX Dance Party at School #41

WDKX is throwing a dance party to reward the students with good attendance, positive attitudes and great appearance at School #41. At School #41, they created the “Kodak 5″ that all students are expected to follow:

K- Kind

O- On task

D- Do the right thing

A- Act Safe

K- Keep cool

Their mission statement is “Achieving academic excellence through rigorous academic instruction.”

Today students are being celebrated for having 0 referrals for the month of November as well as excellent attendance!

Half Of Young Black Americans Don’t Expect To Live Through Their 30s

On Monday, the American Sociological Association and the Journal of Health and Social Behavior released a report on the optimism of life expectancy for young people, for which white and minority youths answered questions about their life expectancy including whether they thought they would live past the age of 35. The findings from the report show that young whites, at a rate of 66 percent, are usually more optimistic than minority peers about the likelihood of living past 35.

The results are surprisingly devastating for the youth of color. Just 50 percent of black youth felt confident that they would live to be 35. Only 46 percent of U.S-born children of Mexican immigrants aged 12 to 25 feel that they will live beyond the young age of 35, and 38 percent of Mexican-born immigrants believe they will live through 35.

Researchers surveyed more than 17,000 adolescents, male and female, to get their opinions on their own life expectancy. According to Tara D. Warner, the corresponding author for the study,  57 percent of respondents were white and  23 percent black. The remaining the 20 percent were a combination of Latino and Asian ethnicities varying in country of origin and migrant status.

Source: Huffington Post