We have the pleasure of formally introducing our newly formed 501 (c)(3) Non-profit organization, Men of Our H.O.O.D. The founding vision of Men of Our H.O.O.D. is to emphasize the importance of education during youths’ development and growth at the early transition phase of boyhood to manhood. Through the use of a curriculum-based education enrichment series, the organization will help young men obtain those competencies necessary to matriculate into post-secondary education.
The program for which we request funds will make a difference in the lives of young men in underserved high schools. In neighborhoods such as South Linden, Franklinton, Hilltop, and South Hilltop, 25-32% of their community members do not have high school diplomas. However, 11 of the 14 fastest growing occupations require a post-secondary education. Prior research has suggested that participation in career and college readiness programs will help students become more knowledgeable and confident in their future aspirations. Through a 10-week education enrichment series, Men of Our H.O.O.D. will utilize themes from engaging novels combined with goal setting, roundtable discussions, and experiential learning to yield 80% of participants attending post-secondary education.
We request your collaboration to aid us in reaching our fiscal goal for the 2020-21 academic year. The total cost of our operating budget this year is $9,000. Your donation(s) will be used to fund the organization’s operating costs (books, writing utensils, flip charts, etc.) as well as experiential learning costs (travel, lodging, food, etc.). Any contribution is welcomed!
- $10 funds a book for one student.
- $25 ensures that at least one of our students is nourished during one of our experiential learning opportunities.
- $50 covers the travel expense of an experiential learning opportunity for 4 of our students.
- $100 covers the costs of novels for an entire cohort.
Men of Our H.O.O.D. would be honored to have you as a financial contributor to the amazing year we have planned.
Thank you for your time!