In any organization there will be truly exceptional people; and they are doing substantially more than just meeting the expectations, utilizing an arsenal of leadership skills. These are the volunteers we identify as our Community Champions - that we want to do our best to fully recognize, appreciate and compensate with the highest recognition. WIth funding support, Our goal is to support female youth volunteers ages16-24 to initiate community projects and recognize them for their impact.
Young adults in low income communities have extremely limited or no access to programs that are taken for granted among higher income communities, which provide skill development in areas such as communication and interpersonal skills, a positive attitude, teamwork, problem solving and critical thinking, and professionalism. They also lack higher education and professional networks that can help them gain entry into education institutions and the workforce. This is increased for females.
We use community engagement and volunteer service as the primary strategies to help 5,000 underserved young adults develop the skills they need to prepare for college and careers. We will deploy 250 college aged students, over three years, engages young adults, age 16-24, in service and is building a large-scale volunteer response to the crisis of low college and career attainment. We need your assistance to create a focus project to engage females from different cultures and communities.
The long term effect of this project is to put 100 young females on the path to success by offering leadership development and project management skills training, mentorship and the personal sense of empowerment that comes with performing volunteer service. The goal is that the combination of these elements will help to unlock the American dream for a generation of inner-city 16-24 year-olds who face jobless rates in excess of 15%.