What is your cause and how will it make the world kinder?
Our cause will make the world kinder by supporting the growth of our youth. Stopping the cycle of children being lost of violence and homelessness. Lowering the crime rate by redirecting youths involved in gang activity. Increase the number of students graduating and going to college or trade school. Pathways 2 Tomorrow offers action forward objectives designed to meet our youths where they are and create a clear path with them to their brighter tomorrow.
How will you use the $10k?
The grant would be used to purchase the equipment needed to support our youth groups in our classroom designed especially for them. They need supplies so that the parents are not responsible for buying the items they need. We also need a projector to make sure that the classes are able to be group oriented and welcome constant group interaction. The grant will in part (5%) be used to compensate our two Youth Outreach employees who are dedicated to seeing our youths succeed.
What impact do you hope to make?
We hope to give our youth a soft place to land when they fall down and the ready/capable support they need to get back on track. We hope to stop the cycle of youths being lost in the system after getting into trouble. Pathways 2 Tomorrow was created to meet those needs and with the help of the community our students will be successful. The program is designed to create a safe space for the youths to come and be themselves, be honest, and be GREAT!