Hall of Fame Finalist Nine Time Pro Bowler Encourages Dallas At-Risk Students to Take a Stand

9th Annual Take A Stand for education with NFL Players & Grammy Award Winner
Adam Ybarra, Take a Stand, Dallas, Tx
Adam Ybarra, Take a Stand, Dallas, Tx
Feb. 2, 2011 - PRLog -- DALLAS, TX -  Every 29 seconds a high school student gives up on school. National surveys reveal more than 1 million American high school students drop out each year. High school dropouts are more likely to commit crimes, live in poverty and receive and stay on government assistance.

Hall of Fame Finalist Tim Brown and Chaplain of the Oakland Raiders Adam Ybarra collaborated to encourage Dallas at-risk students during week of the super bowl by organizing Take A Stand. Take A Stand is a motivational campus event designed to inspire students to Take A Stand for their education purpose and community. Take A Stand will be conducted at numerous schools throughout Dallas. Research shows that the more support youth have, both inside and outside of the classroom, the more likely they are to stay in school.  

Brown is a nine-time Pro Bowler and 17-year veteran of the NFL, and holds Oakland Raider records for receptions, receiving yards, and total yards from scrimmage. Aside from his successful playing career, Brown was awarded the "2004 Pop Warner Inspiration to Youth Award," presented to an individual who has inspired the youth of today to become great achievers of tomorrow.

Ybarra knows what it's like to have no hope or motivation. Growing up in San Jose, California, Ybarra found himself a child of divorce and welfare, and turned to using and selling drugs to survive, radically changed his life resulting in speaking face to face to over 350,000 youth across America and Africa about taking a stand for education. Pastor Adam Ybarra will be hosting super bowl Sunday service at  Bridge Point Church in Alameda, California.
Brown and Ybarra have assembled an All-Star Take A Stand Celebrity line-up including Kenyon Coleman of the Cleveland Browns, Tony Stewart of the Oakland Raiders, Richard Bartel of  the Arizona Cardinals,  and Grammy Award Winner Jamie Jones from Multi-Platinum ALL-4-ONE.

For more information log on to  http://adamybarra.com

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