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An 86 years old woman (Holocaust Survivor) and a former Broward School District Superintendent inspired the organization's founder to join the fight to reduce US’ inequality to an acceptable level after the incident in Ferguson, Missouri. Our US education system failed some of our children due to having ill-equipped teachers and not having enough supports and resources, etc. to require high quality education that they need to compete in the 21st century global economy. As a result, high rate of poor decision, high crime rate, high unemployment rate, and high dropout in public schools rate are the most common in our underserved communities.This trend will continue to get worst in all 50 states in America if we do not work together to solve this problem now. We were closer to a "Second Civil War" than a united nation. It is a wakeup call for each of us who has the power, resources, and skills to go back to our underserved communities across United Stated to give our disadvantaged kids a better opportunity for the future of our country.
National & Community Need for Closing the STEM Achievement Gap Crisis: With job growth demands for occupations such as national security, biotechnology, food safety, research and development (R&D), health care, and drug discovery, scientific literacy are increasingly essential for America future (Kasper, 2006; Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2012). No one can be a scientist or an engineer without knowing math. American students must engage in deep critical thinking and analysis, both quantitative and qualitative analysis skills, problem solving, reasoning skills, and teamwork approach to be successful in any of these above careers. One must also be able to understand, read, write, and speak the science language and to interpret logic. This includes textual information, theories, graphs, and table to generate and support explanations based on evidence and on experimentation.
Unfortunately, the majority of our American youth fall far short on these essential skills. According to PISA, the standard in international comparative rankings in education in 2012, the United States is currently 36th in Math and 28th in Science¹. Moreover, from kindergarten to 12th grade, the national statistics reflects a considerable achievement gap between white and minority students. Consequently, a majority of high school graduates are not prepared for either college or the workplace. Data from Table M4 and S3 in performance of U.S. 15-Year Old Students in math and science have shown that Florida Students scored in both math & science proficiency lower than both Connecticut and Massachusetts Students in international assessment context. Table M4 also shows that Florida has average threshold scores of 467 in math while both Massachusetts and Connecticut have average scores above 500 in math. America future will depend on how many scientists and engineers will be produced in the next 15 years to compete against those Russian/Chinese engineers and how our America leaders will possess better marketing skills to promote America ideas worldwide.
Broward County has about 20 low-performing elementary schools in those underserved communities due to lack of resources and helps to support a coherent, sustained, and effective good education. Historical data from Broward School District website have shown students located in the high-need communities tend to have lower achievement from 2004 to 2014 in the Florida FCAT Test while students located in those wealthy and middle class communities in Broward are doing very well in the Florida FCAT Test. High-need students with the lowest achievement are far more likely to be from high-needs communities, students of color, or non-native English speakers.
A solid early education is primarily a way to train children in the skills they will need as adults to find good jobs, to stay out of trouble and to live better, healthier, and longer. Closing the achievement gap crisis in our public schools in those underserved communities is task beyond the power of any organization or individual who believes that those children need a better quality education to compete against those foreign students in the 21st century global market.
In addition, our public schools are facing another “Serious Silent Crisis” which is food safety crisis in our public schools. Food safety crisis in our public schools exist at any corner in the US, but our US citizens do not realize that we have food safety crisis in our community and our public schools except the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and some foods safety experts.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stated that approximately 76 million cases of foodborne illness are reported in the United States annually. As a result, there are an average of 325,000 hospitalizations and 5,000 deaths¹. Each school day, more than 27 million children get their lunch through the National School Lunch Program which is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture¹.
According to CDC, ⅔ Foodservice Staffs in the US are aged 16-19¹. Based on research made, 99% of school cafeteria employee does not have any science background or any proper food safety training. Therefore, a comprehensive training approach is needed to ensure food safety in our schools. According to the statistical data from Broward Health Department, Shigella and Salmonella are the most two common foodborne diseases that impact our community. Florida Health Department makes some progress in 2012 to control the gastrointestinal bacteria Shigella by 66% but significantly increase in 2013². Moreover, Salmonella is the biggest health threats to our students because the quantities of reported cases are sharply increased yearly from 2010 to 2013. However, the numbers of unreported cases are about five times bigger than those reported cases. As a result, this problem has been negleted for so long. Many kids are afraid to eat lunch from their school lunch program now.
Last academic year 2013-2014, the organization's founder 13-year old nephew was vomiting and had abdominal pain, fever and nausea due to contaminated food from his school several times. He had to pick him up once from school. He stayed home for several days. He saw several students in his school emergency room. His nephew is scared of eating breakfast in his school now.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and US Department of Agriculture are responsible to make our food supplies are safe in the United States. They do not have enough scientists to solve food safety crisis both in America and in our public schools, but they just only regulated those food industries. Are there lots of food safety questions to be asked when our food products left those food industries premises? Does regulation itself solve our food safety crisis in America? Do we ask ourselves questions about why our children get sick in schools beside common flu?
As a food safety experts & a former health inspector, the organization's founder, Mr. Etienne realized that solving food safety crisis in our public school is not only the task of our government agencies, but it is also the task beyond any organization or individual who believes that our children need to spend more times in school than to stay home or go to clinic doctors due to poisoning food.
Mental Health Program
Leaving our veterans and low-income family with mental illness without proper treatment in our community is a public hazard. However, treating our veterans and low-income families with mental health disorders in our community across the United States will save life. It is also a task beyond the power of any organization or individual who believes that people with mental illnesses problems can be a threat to anyone in their local communities. According to Donna Wyche, manager of mental-health and homeless issues for Orange County, “About 70 percent of the people who need mental-health treatment in the State of Florida can’t get it.” “Either the resources aren’t available or, sometimes, people can’t figure out how to navigate the system to find the resources. We have to do a better job.”
The Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) stated that more than 43 million adults in our country struggled with mental illness in the past year; Half of us will meet the criteria for a diagnosable mental health condition at some point in our lives; one quarter by the age of 14; more than 20 million adults have an alcohol addiction annually; tragically, more than 42,000 people died by suicide in the United States in 2014; and homicide finally claimed another 16,000 people¹. Recent mass shooting at Fort Lauderdale International Airport could be prevented and life could be saved if our US politicians in Washington work together to solve our mental illness crisis, we do listen or care for each other anymore, and our healthcare system doesn’t fail so many mental illness people. Join us today and make a donation to save live!
E&Y Educational Services Inc. (formerly known E&Y Food Safety Services Inc.) is both a mental health service and an educational-based non-profit organization with IRS Status 501 (c)(3) and created in 2014 in Coral Springs, Florida and poised to tackle both critical needs in our communities by creating mental health clinic in several southern states to treat veterans and low-income family with mental illness to save life and to provide free math & science tutoring for low-income children in Broward County and Brockton, MA to close the achievement STEM gap crisis for high-need elementary school students and to reduce or eliminate any foodborne illnesses in our public schools in Broward.. Our mission is to save life.
We are working tireless with our partnering school principals to move their schools standard from F schools to B schools in 2019. We are working together with our partnering organizations who believe in our less fortunate children's causes to create the next generation of young scientist from disadvantaged children in a substantial way, to improve the achievement of high-needs elementary students, and to set them up for success in elementary school, middle school and onward toward career and college readiness.
LET US WORK TOGETHER TO SOLVE AMERICA'S PROBLEMS!
Our food safety experts are trained and certified by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Florida Department of Health (DOH)
Ruth’s Salad Charlotte NC is Recalling Ruth’s Original Pimento Spread 7 oz Because of Possible Health Risk. It has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria Monocytogenes, a micro-organism that can cause serious and fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.Consumers are warned not to use the product. FDA
February 2, 2017
BOARD OF DIRECTORS OFFICERS
Yvon Etienne, MBA
Executive Board Director
Mr. Yvon Etienne has attended Zamorano University and majored in Agro-Industry Engineering. He was awarded an Associate Degree in Liberal Arts at the Broward Community College. He graduated from University of Florida with BS in Food Science and Human Nutrition. He also earned an Master in Business Administration (MBA) at the Florida International University. He has extensive knowlege in food safety & HACCP, human resource, business strategy, government regulations, finance, accounting, food defense, operations management, analytical tools and management.
Ms. Margalie Pierre has extensive experience in the healthcare industry. She is working toward her Associate Degree in Nursing at the Broward College.
Marco Reggiardo, MBA
Mr. Marco Reggiardo graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a BS in Business Administration. He also earned an Master in Business Administration (MBA) at the Florida International University. He has extensive knowlege and experience in the financial industry.