Mountain 2 Mountain via Crowdrise
February 29, 2012
BENEFITING: Mountain 2 Mountain
Combat Apathy is the backbone of Mountain2Mountain's programming, as we expand our reach from Afghanistan into both International and Domestic conflict zones. Working with women and youth at risk, sex and human trafficking victims, modern day slaves, war victims, and child soldiers, we are combating apathy by empowering voice, illustrating value, and creating grassroots social impact action in communities around the world.
Mountain2Mountain combats apathy by connecting communities and cultures. We create voice and value to inspire action.
Launching in 2012, Combat Apathy is the backbone to Mountain2Mountain's programming going forward. We will be working with at risk youth ages 16-22 in combat zones and post conflict zones while in parallel we'll be working in urban conflict zones in the US with youth at risk in the African American, Hispanic, and Native American communities.
Stage one is a citizen journalism initiative and leadership program, focused on developing voice, leadership, and citizen diplomacy. We will utilize a digital media platform for the stories and multimedia to provide global engagement and integrate a social media platform that will allow for direct interaction between the youth involved regardless of geography.
Stage Two involves the US youth going to our project communities overseas and working alongside them in a joint project.
Stage Three involves all participants developing a social impact program for their community so that their leadership skills, their voice, and their passion, coupled with their knowledge of what their community needs most (tackling sex trafficking, human trafficking, drugs, violence against women, lack of education, schools, etc.) without a western handprint.
Lastly, a student version will run in parallel as a service learning program for elementary and middle school students. This program would NOT feed M2M bottom line, but instead would mirror the programming of Combat Apathy at a student level; teaching citizen journalism, integrity, leadership, and each class or school that participates is challenged with creating a social impact action project or program for their community. So it would become essentially a student level wing of our programming. We are not asking our service learning program in the schools to be fundraising for M2M's bottom line - we are asking the bottom line to be social action.
Youth voice and international social impact action combined with student action running parallel will create a massive ripple of change in the US and internationally. Citizen diplomats creating grassroots change from the ground up, creating an impact of social action way beyond what any one organization like Mountain2Mountain could create.
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