Close the Equity Gap, Build Future Leaders
What is the road to success?
For youth, it’s having access to the basic resources required to receive an education. It’s being exposed to role models who can share their experiences and answer those burning questions in their naturally curious minds. It’s having opportunities to join a team, see a college campus, visit a museum, see a Broadway show or even take a walk in Central Park – because they have never been more than a mile outside of their home.
For us, it means helping little kids in the South Bronx learn how to read – literacy is power. It’s having fire fighters, union delegates, salon owners, podcasters, photographers come and volunteer to speak to kids in East Harlem – mentoring is contagious. It’s building relationships with the community so that a kid from Brownsville can be placed in a life-altering internship that inspires them to choose a major and look for scholarships – fascination is a currency. It’s finding the support from people who are passionate about making change from the ground up to ensure a brighter future for us all – community is strength.
The road is where we must work together if we are to close the equity gap and give our youth a standing chance at becoming strong future leaders. Your support is vital to ensuring that our youth have the resources to help them get to where they want to be. Your gift of any size is much more than a donation – it’s encouragement and empowerment to a youth with big dreams and the potential to change the world.