MISSION

Build a just society by developing tenacious learners, compassionate leaders, and ethically-driven critical-thinkers. 

Did you know?

If a student is suspended once as a high school freshman (9th), his/her chances of graduating reduces from 75% to 50%.

Dropouts are 3.5 times more likely to be arrested than high school graduates and more than eight times as likely to be incarcerated.

The chances of graduating decrease by 23% after a student’s first suspension freshman year of high school. With each increasing suspension, the odds of graduating from high school are decreased.

Disrupting the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Make a Chess Move is intentionally designed to disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline by developing the abilities of youth to reduce destructive decision-making and increase pro-social behavior in their schools and communities.

 

MACM uses compassion and ethical decision-making to develop grit in students to set and tenaciously attack their goals. MACM builds human capital training Student Facilitators to build trust and develop positive peer and adult relationships that foster marketable team management skills, confidence, and positive community leadership.

INCREASE SCHOOL ENGAGEMENT

 Develop

Tenacious

Learners

There is an abundance of research that shows how the school-to-jail track begins with school disengagement.

REDUCE YOUTH CRIME

 Develop Compassionate Leaders

Most youth violence experts agree that youth violence prevention requires increasing protective factors and reducing risk factors in the lives of individual youth.

INCREASE SCHOOL ENGAGEMENT

 Develop Ethically- Driven Critical- Thinkers

MACM builds positive social change by starting from the grassroots - changing the way young people make decisions.

From donating and volunteering to mentoring and spreading awareness, there are so many meaningful ways to support MACM.

This link will take you to the Colorado Gives page,

where you can make a donation to MACM.

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