TARPON SPRINGS, Fla., Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Recently released Success Against the Odds™ contains the recipe for succeeding in life, despite your circumstances. Author Vonda White believes high school students can benefit from its principles. Every school day, about 7,000 students decide to drop out -- a total of 1.2 million students each year -- and only about 70 percent of entering high school freshman graduate every year. Without a high school diploma, young people are less likely to succeed in the workforce. If kids are exposed to the possibilities of improving their life, with the help of parents or teachers, they have a chance of breaking this cycle and get rewarded.
"When I was a kid, my family struggled financially. A family I babysat for taught me to goal set and that changed my life," says White. "We need to be the solution by teaching our children how to set goals and believe in themselves. We can change our nation -- we can change a generation into something strong!"
White wrote Success Against the Odds to share her secret of success and offers readers a chance to win $10,000 for following their dreams. Through the One Year Challenge, White invites readers to work on their goals for one year and share their accomplishments. Several will be awarded monetary prizes of $1,000, and the one with the most inspiring story will be awarded the grand prize of $10,000.
"I hope that teenagers, young adults and their parents will take this seriously," says White. "Parents and teachers can make a major difference in a young person's life and this book is designed to give them the tools to live the life they dream of. With the possibility of winning $1,000 or even $10,000, there's an extra incentive to work hard and not quit."
The book, which recently received the Editor's Choice Award and the Rising Star Award, also comes with the accompanying Success Against the Odds™ Planner, a workbook tool to help people take action on their goals, daily, weekly and monthly, so dreams can become reality.
Success Against the Odds™, which focuses on achieving success regardless of your circumstances, features several amazing stories of such people as Debbie Fields, founder of Mrs. Fields Cookies, Rich De Vos of Amway, Brian Scudamore of 1-800-Got-Junk, and many others. In addition to telling her story, White gives readers advice on setting and reaching their goals.
Infomercials have begun in markets nationwide. The 30-minute spots feature the real-life stories of some of those whom White shares their stories in her book. The infomercial offers a glimpse inside the book and the realities it delivers. It can also be viewed at http://www.SuccessAgainstTheOdds.com
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