The Maverick Movement works to support the residents and the communities of Hidalgo County, New Mexico.
There is a strong correlation between where people live (i.e., ZIP code) and their quality and length of life. If you live in certain communities, your quality of life can be completely different than those mere miles away. The Maverick Movement wants to be a community partner to help ensure that the residents of Hidalgo County have access and resources to help bridge where there are significant needs.
Poverty is a vicious cycle, and here in Hidalgo County, the numbers are stark.
Hidalgo County's poverty rate is roughly 24%, higher than the statewide rate of 18% and over twice the national poverty rate of 11%.
That's almost 1 in 4 citizens living under the poverty line in the county.
Studies find that Americans living under the poverty line are likely to experience substandard childcare, lack access to quality health care, and suffer from food insecurity. Children living in poverty conditions tend to drop out of school at disproportionately high rates, making it tough for families to break the cycle.
The Maverick Movement's multi-pronged approach to community-building supports Hidalgo County residents in overcoming these challenges.
With a focus on quality education and community engagement -- we connect Hidalgo County residents with nonprofit organizations, social services, government offices, and other resources that help them address their critical needs and improve their outcomes.
The Maverick Movement works to build a brighter future for current and future generations of Hidalgo County residents. We’re here to make Hidalgo County an even more enchanting place to live.
The residents of Hidalgo County deserve to have access to opportunities through quality education. The Maverick Movement advocates for proven approaches that increase equity and expand education access.
Analysis from U.S. News finds that New Mexico ranks dead last among all states in the quality of its pre-K to 12th grade education. A separate study found that the dropout rate in Hidalgo County's schools is 18%, higher than the U.S. rate of 12% and the New Mexico rate of 14%.
Education is the best predictor of financial success -- and therefore the best way of breaking the cycle of poverty. As of 2020, U.S. full-time workers without a high school degree have an average income of just $619 a week. Those who stay in the education system long enough to earn a bachelor's degree can claim over twice the pay at $1,305 a week.
The Maverick Movement will foster relationships to become a key partner of local schools, educators, students, and families to enhance educational opportunities. To this end, we have established a Legacy Scholarship in honor of lifelong educators, administrators, and coaches serving Hidalgo County schools. The scholarship is open to Hidalgo County Seniors and is awarded each May.
The residents of Hidalgo County deserve to live in an interconnected community that cares for and respects all its members. The Maverick Movement reaches out to veterans, youth, the elderly, the disabled, and other groups to build connections and trust between all residents, regardless of age, background, or socioeconomic status.
Perhaps it's a cliche to say we're all in this together, but it's the truth.
The Maverick Movement will support initiatives that unite the community and motivate civic engagement to strengthen the region.
Community Clean-Up Initiatives
Mental Health Awareness
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