Virtual Mentoring & Masks for 125,000 youth

by 100 Black Men of America, Inc.
Virtual Mentoring & Masks for 125,000 youth

Summary

The 100s programmatic cornerstones are Mentoring, Education, Economic Empowerment, & Health and Wellness. Our COVID-19 relief efforts bridge the digital divide by ensuring disadvantaged students have (1) appropriate electronic equipment & Wi-Fi access to complete their schoolwork, (2) participate in virtual mentoring sessions & other educational enrichment, (3) provide masks for mentees, (4) host virtual town halls, & (5) provide parents who are essential workers with gift cards for necessities.

$1,796
total raised
25
donors
0
monthly donors
1
fundraiser
7
months

Challenge

There are thousands of families with school-aged children who do not have reliable internet connectivity at home or electronic devices, leading to dramatic inequities in outcomes, particularly for African Americans. Without these vital resources' students are in jeopardy of not graduating and falling behind. As it relates to health, African Americans are disproportionally more vulnerable to COVID-19 at higher rates than others because of preexisting conditions and crowded living conditions.

Solution

This project will equip underserved students with essential educational resources, virtual support, and a mentor who will positively affect their life in this COVID-19 climate. We will host virtual mentoring sessions, virtual field trips, and other summer enrichment programs. Additionally, through this project, we will slow the spread of the coronavirus and prevent possible exposure by providing 500,000 masks for our mentees and their families.

Long-Term Impact

This virtual learning, mentoring, & masks project will expand the opportunities of 125,000 underserved youth. Virtual learning will provide electronic devices and Wi-Fi access for students to complete their schoolwork and remain on track for graduation. Virtual mentoring will offer a haven for minority youth to discuss their mental and emotional well-being in this pandemic world. Masks for mentees will help prevent possible exposure by providing 500,000 masks for our mentees and their families.

Resources

http:/​/​www.100blackmen.org
https:/​/​100blackmen.org/​

Organization Information

100 Black Men of America, Inc.

Location: Atlanta, GA - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @100BlackMen
Project Leader:
Ebonie Sanders
Atlanta, GA United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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