Tomorrow the 1st is the last date to donate and move us to the finalist round. We are truly grateful for the support this far. I ask that you get at least 1-2 more people you know to donate as well! Lets's change lives!
June 30, 2016
The mission of Changing Destinations: Journey To Excellence, Inc. is to inspire a renewed desire for academic, social and personal success in middle and high school students through the in-school, after school, weekend and summer mentoring and leadership program.
Partnered with Shaw Inspires "Teen-Preneur" who's programming and content helps youth and young adults cultivate their vision for success and together they use intentional education as a means to get there.
Principally located in Baltimore Md, Shaw Inspires services are used in and outside of the United States. Teen-Preneur is a premier mentoring program for youth ages 11-25 to provide them with mentoring support that helps them create a vision for their futures and use education as their pathway to their dreams expanding their gifts, talents, and abilities.
The purpose of the program is to help the individual student to expand confidence transforming to an asset based thinking approach opposed to deficit thinking, provide an environment to foster the transitions of educational experiences from academic programs to professional practices.
The Teen-Preneur Mentoring Program(TPMP) experience includes a series of workshops and targeted development exercises, collaborative work, connections to other entrepreneurs working in the student’s desired careers. It also includes teamed and independent assignments. Self-analysis of one’s own work and progress, guided development, planning, peer to peer mentoring, branding, peer group discussions and mentor training are critical components of TPMP.
There will be three cohorts of youth served in the City of Baltimore Maryland and Charleston, SC, Middle(11-13), High(14-18), and young adults (19-25) and the program will run a year in both cites. The program will run in both city's most under-served middle school, high school, and community's facility.
Our mentor is teamed up with a diverse and talented group of Entrepreneurs from multiple disciplines. Larry Shaw serves as the primary mentor and has over 10 years of mentoring experience, which includes professional training, hands –on mentoring and program development. Our personalized mentor team comprises of a variety of business owners, who bring a wealth of experience and broad perspectives. Our personalized mentors are selected based upon experience with the desired profession each of our mentees want to achieve , their experience in mentoring, interpersonal skills and their ability to work with new interpreters in a helpful, non-threatening manner. Guided development, peer group discussions and supplemental training is also important components of their experience.
TPMP will be provided free of charge to these schools and communities by your generosity and efforts. TI "Tip" Harris along with enhanced music streaming company, "Tidal" is putting money into the most necessary solutions for our communities and Changing Destinations along with Shaw Inspires is up for the challenge.
TI and Tidal have introduced the "Money Talks Education Initiative Challenge" which they will possibly match the fundraising profits of an organization and we are all in, to raise funds to get Teen-Preneur Mentoring Program up and running in the Cities of Baltimore, Md. and Charleston, SC.
WE NEED YOUR HELP!! Please make a donation, any and everything helps, and share our link with all of your friends, family, and colleagues encouraging them to follow along and donate. Let's make this happen for the youth in Baltimore and Charleston and then in a community that needs this near you!