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LEAD Founder Mike Rogers: Reuniting our fractured nation

LEAD founder Mike Rogers is not afraid to give the honest facts of the current state of America. In a recent op-ed, Rogers lays it on the line: America’s test scores are low, reading comprehension is below average, and mental health in teens is heart-breaking.

Rogers proposes a remedy: national service. Engaging with a diversity of people illuminates that there is more that unites us than divides us. That many Americans share the same hopes and dreams, fears, and worries. 

Below is an excerpt from Rogers’ op-ed published in FOX News. Click here to read the full article. 

“When you roll up your sleeves and embark on a meaningful and challenging mission, you better appreciate the freedoms and opportunities you have and that our country offers. 

“It is about creating a new compact between citizens and our democracy — a recognition that with freedoms come responsibilities, to our country and to each other.

 “This is not just military service — though that is a noble and powerful calling, and one that should be encouraged. It is about creating programs and opportunities to address the growing inequality and significant issues our country is facing.”

For Rogers’ full op-ed, click here.