- All young people — not just those who come from rich families — deserve to know this “secret to success”: get an education, work hard, get married, and then have children.
- No matter the challenges young people face, there is a path to build a bright future — through the Success Sequence.
- Institute for Family Studies has shared 3 powerful videos that show the face and opportunity brought by the Success Sequence.
The Success Sequence and its impact
“The choice of having children too early is one you’ll have to play catch up with for the rest of your life.”
“I wish that I had made some different decisions when I was young. Think before you act. Definitely be intentional about the decisions you’re making at that age, because they do have a lasting effect on your life.”
“Having to get food donated to us was the bottom of my life.”
Those are just a few of the powerful quotes contained in the narrative stories — called Straight Talk About the Success Sequence — in a series of new videos on the Success Sequence from the Institute for Family Studies.
The basic premise of this campaign is simple: All young people — not just those who come from rich families — deserve to know this “secret to success”: get an education, work hard, get married, and then have children.
As you know, the Success Sequence is a powerful and proven way for even the most disadvantaged men and women to avoid poverty and to have a shot at the stable, happy family life they really want.
The numbers prove it all
Statistics show that 97% of young people who follow these steps are not poor later in life, and fully 85% of them enter the middle class.
Can it really be that simple? That’s what’s so great about the Success Sequence: The answer is simple, but the key is to get the information to young people at the right time.
No matter the challenges young people face, there is a path to build a bright future — through the Success Sequence.
It’s organizations like the Georgia Center for Opportunity that are bringing the truth of the Success Sequence to young people every day. Whether it’s GCO’s work to expand educational options for all students, bring career opportunities to the impoverished, or bringing relationship enrichment classes to local communities, we are on the front lines. The Institute for Family Studies recognizes this.
“The Success Sequence is only effective as a concept if it’s shared in practical ways with young people,” said Brad Wilcox, senior fellow at the Institute for Family Studies. “On-the-ground organizations like the Georgia Center for Opportunity play a key role in this. Our young people deserve to know about their potential to take hold of the American Dream.”
Please share these important videos on social media, with your friends and family, and with young people in your life who need to hear this important message. We need to spread the word on the Success Sequence so that other young people don’t face the same struggles in life faced by Scott, Stephanie, and Caylie and Carlos.