Infinite Family strengthens Black teens facing daily challenges of township poverty, violence and toxic stress. Covid-19 brought additional losses, school disruption, and widespread unemployment to their communities. Via weekly online mentoring we provide access to education and ready them for future jobs Our computers are on the verge of failing - they are at least 7 years old and no longer accepting critical updates. We appreciate your help keeping our teens online and building skills!
25 years post-apartheid, most black South African teens grow up amid pervasive constant toxic stress created by overwhelming violence and poverty. Warehoused in substandard schools, approx. half of students drop-out before 12th grade and half of those that finish do not qualify for college/university - dooming them to an unpredictable life of crushing menial labor. Without successful role models, they are unable to break this cycle or succeed in the 4th Industrial Revolution workplace.
Infinite Family motivates Black South African teens via real-time video mentoring to transform their lives by creating opportunities thru choices, actions and hard work during secondary school. Via technology, Video Mentors are role models to help teens learn to turn toxic stress into lifetime resilience and strength. Since 2008, 100% of video mentored 12th grader students have qualified for college/university and stable jobs their parents and grand-parents could not access.
Every Black South African student who achieves advanced education and a good job supports up to fifteen (15) siblings and extended family members. In addition, they become the role models for younger students to break the cycles of poverty and violence that lead to toxic stress, failure and dependence by replacing these with success and self-reliance.
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