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America's All Stars 2009


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America's All Stars 2009

  1. 2. <ul><li>“ To educate a man in mind and not morals is to educate a menace to society.” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teddy Roosevelt </li></ul></ul>26 th President of the United States of America
  2. 3. <ul><li>“ Character education is the fundamental and inescapable responsibility of families, schools, and communities.” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dr. Thomas Lickona Author, Educating For Character Professor, State University of New York Board Member, America’s All Stars </li></ul></ul>One of America’s Leading Authorities on Character Education
  3. 4. Challenges Facing our Children Today <ul><li>3 Million Crimes are committed in our 111,000 schools each year . </li></ul><ul><li>3,000 homicides and 4,000 suicides annually. </li></ul><ul><li>25% of young people will be infected with HIV/AIDS by age 21. </li></ul><ul><li>25% of students are victims of school violence . </li></ul><ul><li>Half of all inmates are African-American. </li></ul><ul><li>750,000 American teenage girls (1 in 9) become pregnant every year . </li></ul>
  4. 5. Our Vision <ul><li>Kids Killing Kids </li></ul><ul><li>Babies Having Babies </li></ul><ul><li>Drugs, Gangs, Drop Outs </li></ul><ul><li>Columbine H.S. Incidents </li></ul>America with No …
  5. 6. Our Future <ul><li>Show Respect </li></ul><ul><li>Act Responsibly </li></ul><ul><li>Practice Integrity </li></ul><ul><li>Exhibit Responsible Citizenship </li></ul>America with Kids Who…
  6. 7. <ul><li>Phase One: Build Character in Millions of Kids K-12 through Fun , Celebrity-Oriented, Character-Developing Activities. </li></ul><ul><li>Phase Two: Teach Character in the Classroom Daily through Three Nationally-Recognized Programs. </li></ul>Our Mission
  7. 8. <ul><li>America’s All Stars grew out of the success of the National Thanksgiving Foundation, which was a five-year campaign Officially Recognized as the nationwide grassroots participation for the Bicentennial of the Constitution. </li></ul>Our Heritage
  8. 9. Background Two National Years of Thanksgiving were Enacted by Congress
  9. 10. Oval Office Signing Ceremony of “Year of Thanksgiving” Proclamation 1000 Mayors and 35 Governors issued Proclamations
  10. 11. President & Mrs. Bush were Honorary Co-Chairs
  11. 12. President & Mrs. George Bush were Honorary Chairpersons of Thanksgiving Dinners
  12. 13. Recent Development <ul><li>2002 & 2004 Mr. Universe </li></ul><ul><li>World Champion </li></ul><ul><li>British National Champion </li></ul><ul><li>European National Champion </li></ul>Simon Morgan Joined All Stars as Director of Celebrity Relations
  13. 14. <ul><li>America's All Stars is poised to build positive character in millions of young people through celebrity-oriented, community-service projects held nationwide on the same days. In partnership with Fortune 500 companies, we will help kids ‘stay clean, stay in school, and strive for excellence.’ </li></ul>Our Kids in the Balance…
  14. 15. <ul><li>Make Character Development </li></ul><ul><li>the </li></ul><ul><li>Number One Priority </li></ul><ul><li>for the </li></ul><ul><li>Entire Nation! </li></ul>The Goal
  15. 16. <ul><li>We have Developed </li></ul><ul><li>a Comprehensive </li></ul><ul><li>National Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>for the </li></ul><ul><li>Crisis of Character in America. </li></ul><ul><li>We have a 102-page written plan to make </li></ul><ul><li>things better for our children and grandchildren. </li></ul>The Solution
  16. 17. <ul><li>White House Sports Summit </li></ul><ul><ul><li>14 Athletic Associations with Celebrity Athlete </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Each Design Annual Youth-Development Event </li></ul></ul><ul><li>World’s Largest Change-A-Light-Bulb Day </li></ul><ul><ul><li>President Obama as Honorary Chair </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leonardo DiCaprio as National Co-Chair </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alicia Keys as National Co-Chair </li></ul></ul><ul><li>World’s Largest Thanksgiving Dinner </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Held in Schools on Thursday Before Thanksgiving </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fundraiser for Feed The Children </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Thanksgiving Dinner at the White House </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Establishing a New American Tradition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ABC TV Special Week Prior to Thanksgiving </li></ul></ul>Proposed 2009 Programs
  17. 18. World’s Largest Thanksgiving Dinner <ul><li>Every person in America invited to become a part of the 2009 World’s Largest Thanksgiving Dinner by “texting” a $5 donation on their cell phone. </li></ul><ul><li>Cell-phone texting promoted via: sporting events, radio, TV, Internet, TV/radio talk shows, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Media Blitz using traditional and new/social media, e.g., MySpace, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, FlickR, Flock. </li></ul>
  18. 19. World’s Largest Thanksgiving Dinner <ul><li>NBC Today Show </li></ul><ul><li>AOL - 3 times with 3.3 million kids listening </li></ul><ul><li>Voice of America with 94 million listeners </li></ul><ul><li>ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox local affiliates </li></ul><ul><li>450 radio stations with 117 million listeners </li></ul><ul><li>Numerous live radio and TV interviews </li></ul>Past Media Exposure Featured on:
  19. 20. <ul><li> EXCELLENCE  RESPECT </li></ul><ul><li> HONESTY  LEADERSHIP </li></ul><ul><li> PATRIOTISM </li></ul><ul><li> RESPONSIBILITY </li></ul><ul><li> INTEGRITY </li></ul><ul><li> FAITH </li></ul><ul><li> CHARACTER </li></ul>36 Celebrity Words of the Week for the Nine Months of the School Year
  20. 21. <ul><li>American Association of School Administrators </li></ul><ul><li>American Legion </li></ul><ul><li>Association of High School Principals </li></ul><ul><li>Conference of Mayors </li></ul><ul><li>Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) </li></ul><ul><li>Habitat for Humanity </li></ul><ul><li>Jaycees </li></ul><ul><li>Junior League </li></ul><ul><li>League of Cities </li></ul><ul><li>National Federation of Independent Business </li></ul><ul><li>National Governors' Association </li></ul><ul><li>Optimist Clubs International </li></ul>Prospective National Coalition We will work through existing networks to reach millions of Americans. All Participated with Predecessor Organization
  21. 22. Dr. Benjamin Carson <ul><li>“ No country has come to the place of immorality where America is today and survived as a world power. Teaching character to young people is the only thing that can bring America back. I am honored to be involved.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li> Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., M.D. </li></ul><ul><li>Director, Pediatric Neurosurgery </li></ul><ul><li>Johns Hopkins University Hospital </li></ul><ul><li>America’s All Stars Advisory Board </li></ul>
  22. 23. <ul><li>Like the Salvation Army, YMCA, and Habitat for Humanity, America’s All Stars is a 501(c)(3), Faith-Based Organization Focused on </li></ul><ul><li>“ Building Character by Serving Others!” </li></ul>Who We Are
  23. 24. All Stars is Making History! <ul><li>All Stars is galvanizing local and national youth-serving organizations to make character Priority One </li></ul><ul><li>All Stars events mobilize kids, schools and communities to create a brighter, safer future for all Americans </li></ul><ul><li>Local/national character-education program for all 53 million students K-12 </li></ul><ul><li>Largest publicity campaign to attract kids and sponsors </li></ul>
  24. 25. Raymond Berry <ul><li>“ All Stars has developed a winning gameplan for the crisis of character in America.” </li></ul><ul><li>Raymond Berry </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Former Baltimore Colt </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(along with Johnny Unitas) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Former Head Coach, New England Patriots </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(Super Bowl XX) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pro Football Hall of Fame </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>America’s All Stars Board of Directors </li></ul></ul></ul>
  25. 26. The Only National Nonprofit Combining the Power of: <ul><li>Celebrities and Athletes </li></ul><ul><li>Olympic-caliber Corporate Sponsorships </li></ul><ul><li>Community Service and Character Education </li></ul><ul><li>Traditional and New Media (Web 2.0) </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation by Leading Professionals </li></ul>
  26. 27. <ul><li>Higher GPA’s, SAT’s, College Attendance </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced Drop Outs and Discipline Referrals </li></ul><ul><li>Less Crime, Violence, Drug Abuse, Gangs, Teen Pregnancy, Homicides, Suicides, and STD’s </li></ul><ul><li>Fewer Accidents Related to Kids and Drinking </li></ul><ul><li>Lower Welfare, Police, Judicial, Prison Costs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>These are ongoing, objective, third-party, measurable results. </li></ul></ul>Teaching Character Produces Measurable and Predictable Results
  27. 28. Jeff Turner <ul><li>&quot;I must say, I came away impressed. I hear a lot of proposals where I'm asked to be involved and have never come away from one that left me so excited about its prospects.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Jeff Turner </li></ul><ul><li>1984 Olympic Gold Medal for Basketball (Michael Jordan was on the same team) </li></ul><ul><li>12 years in the NBA </li></ul><ul><li>America’s All Stars Board of Directors </li></ul>
  28. 29. You can Bet on the Jockey! <ul><li>Founder & President of National Thanksgiving Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>President and Mrs. Bush (1) were Honorary Chairpersons; Bob Hope and Bo Jackson were National Chairpersons </li></ul><ul><li>Twice successfully lobbied all 535 members of the House and Senate to enact two “National Years of Thanksgiving” </li></ul><ul><li>With former CEO of Timex, co-founder American Venture Capital Corporation, Greenwich, CT </li></ul><ul><li>Helped Develop Cordless Telephone Industry </li></ul><ul><li>25,000-mile Solo Trip Around the World </li></ul><ul><li>on a BMW Motorcycle </li></ul>Background of Brian Roquemore Founder & President of America’s All Stars
  29. 30. <ul><li>Combine: </li></ul><ul><li>Nationwide Service-Learning Projects </li></ul><ul><li>3 National Character-Building Programs </li></ul><ul><li>“ Celebrity Word-of-the-Week” Webcasts </li></ul><ul><li>A Massive Public Relations and Media Campaign that Attracts Young People & Corporate Sponsors </li></ul>How We Do It
  30. 31. Benefits to Young People <ul><li>A sense of belonging--to something good. </li></ul><ul><li>Being part of an organization that allows them… “to make the world a better place.” </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity to develop ethics and habits of success in school that transfer to and enhance their careers. </li></ul><ul><li>Motivation to “Stay Clean, Stay in School, and Strive for Excellence.” </li></ul>
  31. 32. <ul><li>To Change the World for Millions of Kids will take Millions of Dollars </li></ul><ul><li>Due to the Massive Local and National Publicity and Media, All Stars will Become One of the Largest Cause-Marketing Opportunities in America </li></ul><ul><li>We will Endeavor to Engage Virtually Every School, Every Student, Every Family, and Every Community </li></ul>Benefits to Corporate Sponsors
  32. 33. <ul><li>Recognition among national and local leaders, clergy, elected officials, the media, parents, educators, and students as the corporations most committed to the development of strong minds, strong character, and a desire for excellence in young people. </li></ul>Benefits to Corporate Sponsors
  33. 34. Benefits to Corporate Sponsors <ul><li>Educated, honest workforce. </li></ul><ul><li>Deep market penetration. </li></ul><ul><li>Customer, employee, shareholder loyalty. </li></ul><ul><li>Promotional overlays and strategic use of celebrities/athletes in the media. </li></ul><ul><li>Traffic builders. </li></ul><ul><li>Point-of-Purchase promotions. </li></ul>
  34. 35. <ul><li>Extensive local media tied to national media blitz. </li></ul><ul><li>Strong identification with Thanksgiving. </li></ul><ul><li>Public service extension of corporate advertising theme tied to timely and worthwhile cause. </li></ul>Benefits to Corporate Sponsors
  35. 36. Current Charter Members Include <ul><li>Kent Nelson—former Chairman & CEO of UPS </li></ul><ul><li>Raymond Berry—former Baltimore Colt and Head Coach of New England Patriots, NFL Hall of Fame </li></ul><ul><li>Jeff Turner—12 years in the NBA, played in L.A. Olympics with Michael Jordan </li></ul><ul><li>Doug Bawel—owner Jasper Engines, sponsor NASCAR 77 </li></ul>
  36. 37. <ul><li>Is it Parents or Schools? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it TV, Music, or Movies? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it the Church, Synagogue, or Mosque? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it Scouting, Boys/Girls Clubs, YMCA’s? </li></ul><ul><li>It is All Stars Developing Character and Working with All the Above. </li></ul><ul><li>Think About It—Have We Given Up on Our Kids? </li></ul>Do You Know of Anything that is Going to Make Life Better/Safer for Your Children, Grandchildren?
  37. 38. <ul><li>What will America be like in 20 years if we do nothing? </li></ul><ul><li>We must do something big, bold, better, and soon. </li></ul><ul><li>If you’re not happy about the legacy of sex, drugs, and school violence that we are leaving for our children and grandchildren... </li></ul><ul><li>help us get All Stars up and running this year! </li></ul>A Brighter, Safer Future for our Kids!