How Does Urban Tech Cause Poverty

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Adrian Elliott
Ms. Houghton
6 February 2018 Urban Tech and Wes Moore
Poverty in urban cities is an issue many kids in today's economy have to face Urban Tech provides inner-city children that live in poverty and are surrounded by bad influences with technology and support that aims to provide a better education and have a positive influence on their lives and choices.
Urban techs focus is Social and emotional learning also known as SEL. In social-emotional learning children and adults are taught about attitudes, and skills which they need to understand and manage their emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. Urban tech’s flagship program is the Youth Leadership Academy or YLA program. This program engages students who are at risk of dropping out of school or kids that struggling in life with using digital lessons designed to appeal to students that live in inner cities and teach them valuable social and emotional skills. Urban Tech claims their YLA course includes various different positive effects “Increased attendance, homework preparedness, and graduation rates” (Urban Tech), and “Improve self-awareness and self-management; decrease disruptive
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The book gives specific detail about the circumstances in which they grew up and most importantly the decisions they made which led to one to leading a successful and free life and the other getting imprisoned for life. “I heard that my father had ‘passed on’ but had no idea where he'd gone” (Moore 15) Both grew up without a real male role model the authors father passed away when he was three and the other Wes's father chose not to be a part of his son's life and the only time he saw him was when he was six and his mother uttered “Wes, meet your father”(Moore
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