My dad and I are swimming on June 9 in the 2018 Alcatraz Sharkfest race to raise awareness for New Door Ventures. While some of you may be understandably wondering how two guys with bum shoulders plan to make it through shark infested waters, the real story here is how New Door Ventures provides the Bay Area's disconnected youth with training, real paid jobs, educational and long-term support, with nearly 90% of graduates employed and/or in school at completion.
Our goal is to reach $4,000 in total donations for New Door by the end of June, 2018. This effort is part of New Door Ventures' Unlock Opportunity campaign, which is being matched 2:1 by New Door's board of directors. The overall goal for the campaign is raising $200,000 from May to the end of June.
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Even as Silicon Valley sees unprecedented wealth creation, there are nearly 80,000 youth in the Bay Area who are out of school and work. Without support now, they will likely become homeless and/or incarcerated and live lives of poverty resulting in lost opportunity for them, and a significant cost to society.
New Door Ventures provides disconnected youth with much needed training, real paid jobs, educational and long-term follow up support. Nearly 90% of New Door graduates are employed and/or in school at completion. Their Education program helps youth who have dropped out of high school to earn their diploma or equivalent. Most of the youth enter the program testing at the 7th or 8th grade level and earn their diploma or equivalent in less than a year.