The â€œMap Your Futureâ€ campaign has two goals: to match at-risk youth with mentors on an online platform, so that no matter where in the world the participants live, the remote mentorship model will allow participants to communicate via the web through video chat, email, and instant messaging. We will select 20 high school and first-year college students to be matched with 100 mentors in the fields in which they want to pursue, but also have the mentors act as surrogate elders, giving advice about how to navigate the social pressures they face. The second goal is to provide $1,0000 grants to each child to help with educational costs like books, meals, tuition and supplies.
But we canâ€™t do this without your generousity. Twenty students getting $1,000 = $20,000 total funds needed to kick start this program. And since this is a unique social media platform, we need software designers to build the code from the ground up, which will cost thousands.
We need your help! If youâ€™d like to donate, click here. Any little bit helps, and no donation is too small.