Cabarete, Dominican Republic, is a vibrant eco-tourism town with a new-age spirit, adventure sports and a rich social life.
But for the native kids born and raised here, a decent future can seem impossible.
Most will never work at the hotels, manage a restaurant, start their own business or travel beyond the confines of their little world to study and fulfill their dreams.
That's because they lack things most of us take for granted: basic language skills, new experiences, positive role-models and a vision for a bright future.
Why should only tourists enjoy life in Cabarete, while local kids sit on the sidelines and slip towards drugs, crime, and teen pregnancy?
Local girls already have a great mentoring program, but there is nothing for the boys. Without educated boys, it's very difficult to have responsible and respectful husbands and fathers.
In 2015, we decided to change this. We started Inspire By Action, Inc. aka InspireDR, an after-school learning program with the mission to educate, mentor and inspire under-priviledged boys to become productive and responsible members of the community...
...to teach boys skills and values to eventually secure good paying jobs as tradesmen, professionals, and to be respectful husbands and fathers.
To borrow part of an old saying: our mission is to teach them to fish.
We need your help. We have 62 boys in the program and 71 more on the wait-list ready to join. Your donations help add more boys, hire more instructors, and support our 2018 program budget - giving kids an opportunity for a brighter future they otherwise would not have.
Thank You For Your Help!
a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization