Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.
A Fighting Chance provides competitive mixed martial arts training free of charge to struggling families so that fewer children will fall prey to begging, human trafficking, slavery and crime. 1) We recruit 100 boys and girls from 8 to 18 years of age for competitive training. Previously, they had low self-confidence and social visibility. 2) They are challenged physically and mentally to transform their thoughts and actions. 3) They are taught to read, write and perform basic mathematics. 4) Their hungry minds and bodies are fed with nutritional meals. What is the outcome? 100 thoughtful leaders and athletes are created who will serve as role models to their community. ADBI plans to expand to other cities as we gain more traction.
Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.
This Christmas 2015, ADBI provided gift boxes to 50 household that contain: laundry soap, bath soap, uncooked rice, beans, pasta and chicken) as our launching party. While we await the 501c3 status, we work in close partnership and under the umbrella of The Perfect Storm Charities based in Boca Raton, which conducts research and provide treatments for children who suffer from autism. ADBI plans to focus on the competitive development of 100 youths at a time and to expand to cities outside of Port-Aux-Prince as it gains more traction. Future impact of A fighting chance is to have created children that are better equipped for success in their local communities or, alternatively, champion athletes for the world stage. These youths will have a strong sense of self-identity, responsibility, accountability and vision.
Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?
In year 1, We'll open the first gym in Port-Aux-Prince and actively recruit 100 girls and boys for the project. We will also recruit volunteer staff. In year 2, we will increase our membership in Port-Aux-Prince to 300 and expand to the city of Artibonite. By year 5, we'll include the cities of Jacmel and Port-De-Paix. A total of 4 gyms that will increase our platform for competition. ADBI would have been the first pioneer of philanthropic athleticism in Haiti. our success in reducing crime, securing communities and producing leaders will inspire organizations to follow suit.