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Do you know someone affected by autism?

Chances are you do.

Nearly 1 in every 50 children born today have been diagnosed with some type of autism. More than 3.5 million Americans today are living with an autism spectrum disorder. 35 percent of young adults (ages 19-23) with autism have not had a job or received postgraduate education. Autistic children are not being taught the life skills they need to live independently, and are thrown unprepared into adulthood. In 2012, Deb Stone founded a charity called Pop.Earth, the first organization in the country to take a holistic approach to health and wellness for people with autism. In this short mini documentary we visit New York based Non-Profit and speak to the people who have dedicated their lives to helping children with special needs.

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How LeBron James new school is disruptive

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Last Monday, LeBron James unveiled his new I Promise School in Akron, Ohio – powerfully demonstrating to the world the power and influence of the modern day athlete.

His school aims to disrupt the unfortunate trend of at-risk students falling behind the K-12 population in the classroom, by providing a STEM based curriculum to low-income and at-risk students.

Originally, I promise was a non-profit focused on helping students from disadvantaged backgrounds focus on achievement. Now it transformed into a school program that can educate them all year round.

There are several disruptive differences that makes I Promise school unique:

There will be longer school days vs the normal 7am – 3pm schedule. The normal school year schedule will be unique as well, students will get the same amount of time off from school on holidays and summer but the schedule will be broken up differently to make sure students will be continuously learning year-round.

In an effort to simulate some of the home support that might be missing for school work. students will also have extra access to teachers and the school’s facilities. I promise will also have support for student’s parents that may not have completed high school or need employment by providing a GED program and job placement services. Another plus is that the students will receive a bike on their first day of class, to escape dangerous parts of Akron and to explore, motivated by LeBron James’s youth, when he did the same thing.

I Promise is a regular public school and not a charter, private or reform school. Usually schools that offer such perks are usually private and aren’t free for students, but this LeBron James wanted this school to be accessible to all youth in the Akron area.

Here’s to LeBron James, who’s disruption even caught the ire of the President of the United States.

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Bitcoin Energy Drink

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At the Blockchain World Confrence in Atlantic City, we got the change to interview Sheel Patel, the CEO and Founder of Bitcoin Energy Drink – Liquid Assets. Sheel told us his story about how he came up with the concept and how he worked with his team to perfect the marketing for this Energy Drink For All the Side‑Hustlers, Startups and Disruptors in the world.

Buy Bitcoin Energy Drink : https://bitcoinenergy.com/

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Gary Vaynerchuk Podcast: Wine Library to VaynerMedia

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Gary Vaynerchuk sits down with Tom La Vecchia and the New Theory Podcast to discuss his formative years, to building his Wine Library Empire to launching VaynerMedia, and his rise to fame. Gary talks about his keys to success and the tactics he has used to rise to the top of the entrepreneurial, social media marketing space. Buckle your seat belts because you are not going to want to miss this one! Enjoy!

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