Career Building Opportunities for At-Risk Youth

 
$50
$19,950
Raised
Remaining

Summary

Jovial Futures will enroll 100 at-risk kids from Wheat Ridge 5-8 and Jefferson High School in Wheat Ridge CO into academic and experiential education programs. We will discover the student's passions, team them up with a mentor who shares their interests, and offer volunteer opportunities, internships, and more. By age 18, youth in our program will have improved academically, applied for scholarships, worked in their community, and embarked on a path of success.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

While Colorado ranks near the top in the number of residents with a college degree, it comes in nearly last in number of students who complete college. 25% of Colorado high school students will not finish on time and each year about 15,000 will drop out. Youth who do not achieve a bachelors degree will make $36k less per year than those who did. Drop-outs are twice as likely to be incarcerated or live in poverty. The average drop-out costs taxpayers $292,000 in their lifetime.

How will this project solve this problem?

Through experiential education, academic support, volunteering, internships, college application and scholarship assistance, and job placement- Jovial Futures gives youth the experience, support, and resources needed to succeed. We have partnered with the Search Institute and their 50 years of research show that children who have positive adult encouragement perform better academically, they are more involved in their community, and more likely to stay in school.

Potential Long Term Impact

By removing financial barriers, providing youth with more opportunities, and creating community support systems- our program will help close the gap that keeps Colorado from growing its own professional talent! Investing in our youth, now, will save us millions of dollars down the road, while creating powerful, community driven, young leaders for our next generation.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $50
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $19,950
Total Funding Goal: $20,000

Resources

Donate by US Mobile Phone

Text GIVE 16162 to 80088 to donate $10 to Career Building Opportunities for At-Risk Youth. Message and data rates may apply. Only works for US mobile phones.
TXT MSG from our lawyers: Note that your $10 donation will be made to the GlobalGiving Foundation-Career Building Opportunities for At-Risk Youth project. Charges will appear on your wireless bill, or be deducted from your prepaid balance. All purchases must be authorized by the account holder. You must reply YES to the confirmation message. You must be 18 years of age or have parental permission to participate. Text STOP to 80088 to stop all communication. Text HELP to 80088 for help. Message and data rates may apply. Full Terms: www.mGive.org/T. Privacy Policy: goto.gg/privacy.

donate now:

An anonymous donor will match all new monthly recurring donations, but only if 75% of donors upgrade to a recurring donation today.
Terms and conditions apply.
Make a monthly recurring donation on your credit card. You can cancel at any time.
Make a donation in honor or memory of:
What kind of card would you like to send?
How much would you like to donate?
  • $30
    give
  • $50
    give
  • $75
    give
  • $100
    give
  • $150
    give
  • $300
    give
  • $1,000
    give
  • $5,000
    give
  • $30
    each month
    give
  • $50
    each month
    give
  • $75
    each month
    give
  • $100
    each month
    give
  • $150
    each month
    give
  • $300
    each month
    give
  • $1,000
    each month
    give
  • $5,000
    each month
    give
  • $
    give
gift Make this donation a gift, in honor of, or in memory of someone?

Organization

Project Leader

Kristina Welch

Lakewood, CO United States

Where is this project located?

Close
Great; we do too!
Enter your email address to receive updates from this project and from GlobalGiving
We respect your privacy.