OUR APPROACH

WE BELIEVE THAT ALL HUMAN BEINGS ALREADY POSSESS THE SOLUTION INSIDE THEMSELVES TO OVERCOME POVERTY AND IT DOESN'T COME FROM MONEY ALONE; IT COMES FROM IDENTIFYING THE PROBLEM AND TAPPING INTO THE UNLIMITED HUMAN SPIRIT THAT RESIDES WITHIN ALL OF US.  THE SAGE HAWK FOUNDATION DOESN'T JUST TREAT THE SYMPTOMS OF POVERTY - WE ATTACK THE CAUSE WITH INDIVIDUAL EMPOWERMENT AND ENCOURAGEMENT.

Identifying 3 Destructive Effects of Poverty

1. Creates Vulnerability

2. Offers Fewer Choices

3. Fosters Dependency

Our program targets those who are considered "at-risk" due to their socio-economic status.  Lack of skills means lack of money and this forces hard choices to be made.  Pay for food or starve; pay for a home or be evicted/homeless; pay for bills or live without electricity or water.

Survival improves when more choices are available.  Statistics show that areas of poverty are often ridden with crime, feelings of hopelessness and despair. This often makes at-risk individuals commit to poor choices such as dropping out of school, becoming involved with drugs, substance abuse, theft or worse.

Individuals and families whose lives are impacted by poverty either have to rely on soup kitchens for food, government assistance to survive or live paycheck-to-paycheck in dead-end temporary jobs that offer no hope of advancement.

How Sage Hawk Counters 3 Destructive Effects of Poverty

1. Offers Protection

2. Opens Doors

3. Creates Independence

By donating to Sage Hawk, you will not be buying a home, buying food or paying bills.  But you will be empowering those who are at-risk with the means to protect themselves with a marketable skill in the world of high tech.

By offering exposure to free or affordable training in the world of high tech to at-risk individuals, doors are opened.   Higher education can instill a heightened sense of worth, self-confidence, responsibility, maturity and by tapping into the spirit of creativity.

The Sage Hawk Foundation addresses this problem by increasing earning power through education.  Instead of spending your money on poverty, you are actually investing in the person.  High tech training will  dramatically increase earning power   and help put an end to the destructive cycle of dependence.