RESPECT the DESK a fine art photography movement designed to inspire Hope, Purpose and Education

Each Respect the Desk purchase will help at-risk students graduate high school & become college driven.
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SAN JOSE, Calif. - Feb. 17, 2016 - PRLog -- 14,000 HOURS IN A DESK.

By the time a student finishes high school they have sat over 14,000 hours in a desk. Yet for many African American and Hispanics have a higher drop rates in every state in the nation.  As well they have a lower reading, math, science and writing scores. Hispanic and African American account for just 9% of young adults who hold a bachelor’s degree. America spends an estimated $570 billion dollars on education annually. This comes to an average of $11,000 for each k-12 student each year.

The Tenacious Group, Silicon-Valley Based non-profit has introduced Respect the Desk. Respect the Desk is a Fine-Art movement to feature a simple school desk in a variety of environments with a mission to enter homes and classrooms across America to inspire hope, purpose and education.

The idea for Respect the Desk sparked the President of The Tenacious Group, Dr. Adam Ybarra, former Chaplain of the Oakland Raiders, after visiting many homes noticed that there was really nothing tangible nurturing the spirit of education. Dr. Ybarra made this observation, “two items on walls in many Hispanic & African-American homes… restaurant calendars and posters of sports teams.”

Dr. Ybarra turned to Art as a way to inspire young people. He contacted his former student, a professional photographer, shared his vision about creating Fine-Art to showcase a school desk in a beautiful and inspirational print and canvas to display in homes to keep the message of Respect the Desk active and prominent.

Our nation cannot prosper when far too many young people of color are not maximizing the benefit of respecting the desk. Not only is a desk a place to study, it opens doors for a better life by offering options of vocational and college opportunities that sets the tone for increase earning power. A high school dropout will earn $200,000 less than a high school graduate over his lifetime and almost a million dollars less than a college graduate.

The Tenacious Group has recently introduced its 2016 New York Respect the Desk series.

Each Respect the Desk purchase will help at-risk students graduate high school & become college driven.

Visit for more information or to purchase a Poster or Canvas.

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