Creating educational and professional environments that will contribute to the improvement and sustainability vie edutainment.
About Your Organization
United States, OH, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County
Country where this project is creating social impact
United States, OH, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County
Is your organization a
Non‐profit / NGO / Citizen sector organization
Your role in Education
Administrator, After-School Provider, Coach.
The type of school(s) your solution is affiliated with
How long has your organization been operating?
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Select the stage that best applies to your solution
Start-Up (a pilot that has just begun operating)
How long has your solution been in operation?
Operating for 1‐5 years
The Need: What problem are you trying to solve?
Poverty in the community and the retention rate in middle and high school graduates.
The Solution: What is your solution? Be specific!
Our solution is to associate operate directly with our participates and their schools, parents, and neighborhood to assure promises and profitable futures.
The Model: Walk us through a specific example of how your solution makes a difference; include your primary activities
It helps our young leaders excel in their school curriculums while becoming assets to their communities. Teaching entrepreneurship and leadership skills as our primary activities creates a stronger mentality for our youth.
The Marketplace: Who are your peers and competitors? Identify others also working to address the needs you are and what differentiates you from them. What challenges could these players pose to your success or growth?
We have peers such as the Boys and Girls Clubs and the United Way, but no direct competitors. We believe that everyone’s efforts to improve the community are a group effort and are one single goal. These players can help us improve as we can help them improve with unity for one another.
Now that you have thought out your entry, help us pitch it.
Define your company, program, service, or product in 1-2 short sentences [136 characters]
Creating educational and professional environments that will contribute to the improvement and sustainability through edutainment.
Identify what is innovative about your solution in 1-2 short sentences [136 characters]
Combing education and entertainment is new way to teach youth, because they are not subjected to just institutional learning alone.
This Entry is about (Issues)
What has been the impact of your solution to date?
Our impact has improved family values and the lives of our participants and their communities. Our young leaders are amongst the brightest in their schools and most have been encouraged to get after school jobs. We have built the best the future will have to offer.
What is your projected impact over the next 1-3 years?
The projected outcome is to spread this opportunity to many surrounding communities that need this kind of programming. By the 3rd year we are planning to train more employees and volunteers to carry out our goals in other states.
What barriers might hinder the success of your project? How do you plan to overcome them?
Funding would be the only issues, especially with the condition of today’s economy. To overcome this barrier we will be searching for the aid that is available.
Winning entries present a strong plan for how they will achieve and track growth. Identify your six-month milestone for growing your impact
Our milestone is to evolve our summer school program to an after school program with affiliation to schools in the community.
Identify three major tasks you will have to complete to reach your six-month milestone
Finding a proper location.
Advertising and getting the public more informed.
Transportation for our young leaders.
Now think bigger! Identify your 12-month impact milestone
Having 100 students involved in the program, running Monday – Saturday. Providing healthy meals to each student every day.
Identify three major tasks you will have to complete to reach your 12-month milestone
Uniforms for our young leaders for program identity.
Laptops for educational and program needs.
Proper nutritional meals.
Founding Story: We want to hear about your "Aha!" moment. Share the story of where and when the founder(s) saw this solution's potential to change the world [125 words]
“Aha!” moment was when the teachers in the schools were teaching unstructured lessons and teaching the students without heart. We realized that by connecting to the school board we could offer our assistance in helping with these curriculums. We started an after school tutoring session that aids both student and teachers.
Tell us about your partnerships
At this moment we have no partnerships.
What type of team (staff, volunteers, etc.) will ensure that you achieve the growth milestones identified in the Social Impact section? [75 words]
A very involved team that cares about the youth and community. Education is plus, being that the developers are certified in leadership and are college students and graduates, also have experience in the arts.
Please elaborate on any needs or offers you have mentioned above and/or suggest categories of support that aren't specified within the list
Our Finding investors and angel investors would aid greatly to the needs of our young leaders. Collaborations with establishments that have the same goals will aid the young leaders in broader avenues and supply more options. Pro-bono help, such as legal support will enforce, support, and protect our program and organization from negative situations.
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