Mike Rowe’s S.W.E.A.T. Pledge

I opened up one of my news feeds and read an article about Mike Rowe and his S.W.E.A.T. pledge.  He is providing over a half million dollar scholarships to those entering trade schools. A parent thought his pledge was too hard for her child.  She is refusing her child to apply.

I wasn’t aware of the pledge but I researched it for myself.  As a parent of seven and who also builds our family on a hard work ethic, I loved it.  Just this morning, I was talking to my 12-year-old about how proud I was of his track and field training he had this past weekend. His coach worked him hard. He never complained.

My wife, Karen, and I are destined to build prosperous and successful children according to the passions and desires God has equipped them. We model hard work. Nothing comes free. We enjoy a great life based on hard work and honoring God first with our increase.

I am sharing his pledge here.  I am trying to discover how I can instill this in my children now though five of them have not even entered their teen years yet.  Here is a copy of the pledge:


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