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Helping Kids at Risk through the Ultimate Business University
Here in the Bay Area in California, we have several pockets of impoverished communities. Children born to these neighborhoods, like far to many in the United States, have to walk by daily drug deals, gangs and the threat of their own safety.

Their parents know no other life. They have no hope of ever living life any different than what they currently know.
 

In 1999 I met a young woman who was married and had two children. She and her husband were experimenting with drugs and risking their children's safety. 

Unfortunately, they had never known any other life and nothing with which to compare their life to. Everyone they knew had the same lifestyle.
 

One day I asked her if she was willing to give up her two daughters. Of course she insisted that she would never do that. My answer was that it was exactly what she was proposing to do unless she gave up the drugs immediately.
 
In February 2007 this same young woman was my waitress at an upscale restaurant. She reminded me of the story and thanked me for taking the time to talk with her 8 years prior. No one else had taken the time to explain to her that she did have choices and the path she was on was very destructive.
 
Simply intervening with her interest at heart changed her life as well as the lives of her two daughters.
 
When one person steps up to the challenge, others will follow.

The Ultimate Business University is designed to help kids at risk. These children are not at fault they are living on the streets. In fact, I can't even imagine how challenging their life at home would be if they would choose to live on the streets rather than in a home.

Maybe it isn't event their choice. Maybe their parents are in jail, doing drugs on the streets or worse yet, have been killed.

Whatever the reason is, they must have someone to go to bat for them. They have no idea how to overcome the odds they are facing and without the help of the Ultimate Business University, there will be 300 more children per year who are subjected to a life of crime and the juvenile justice system, if not a life of crime and eventual death, for being born to the wrong parents.


 
   
   
   
         
       
       
       
                     
                     
                     
                     
 
   
Sharyn Abbott, Founder