About The Purple Gavel Group
The Purple Gavel Group is an educational non-profit serving youth ages 16-21 throughout California. Founded in 2018, our mission is simple: educate, empower, and elevate youth in civics and leadership to be their own change agents. Purple Gavel combines unique counseling programs for teen groups, and the curation and demystification of business, legal, and political content for young adults to build knowledge, leadership, and a self-empowered mindset. Overall, our goal is to combat obstacles that plague our low-income communities and help foster progression and elevation on a large scale. We serve youth in the Los Angeles area and we are currently expanding into the Sacramento area.
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The gaps we fill:
> Low-income youth face many obstacles that can make attaining education difficult. Recent research has found that, "in high-poverty schools, those schools that met the ASCA criteria of having at least one professional school counselor for every 250 students had better graduation and school attendance rates, and lower disciplinary incidents."* By bringing counseling to the schools that low-income youth attend, we help fill the gap in access to proper counseling in low-income communities and increase success outcomes for youth.
>According to CIRCLE, "only a quarter of young people reach "proficient" on the NAEP Civics Assessment, and White, wealthy students are four to six times as likely as Hispanic or Black students from low-income households to exceed that level."** We seek to fill this gap through workshops for youth on civic education as well as our curation of legal and political resources for youth to access.
Your donations will help...
> EMPOWER YOUTH through our psycho-educational counseling programs. The programs are designed to encourage leadership, a sense of community and pride, and develop life skills that promote the healthy transition into adulthood.
> ELEVATE YOUTH through workshops and our annual Access Conference that provide opportunities for youth to come together and engage in workshops that elevate.
>EDUCATE YOUTH through our work curating legal and political resources that provide accessible, factual information that fills the educational gap our low-income communities face.
$10 will cover 1 school supply bag
$25 will cover 1 student entry for voter education pop-up
$75 will cover 1 vision board party (15-20 students)
$500 will cover student transporation to Access Conference (55-70 students)