What inspired the #10ForChangeChallenge Campaign?
From advanced-degree holders to high-school dropouts, People of Color and First Nations People have substantially higher unemployment rates at every level of educational attainment than Caucasian and Non-indigenous People —and the disparity has widened this year during the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic and related shutdowns.
The expanding gap signals People of Color and First Nations People 'can expect to have a longer and slower recovery from the 2020 economic recession, regardless of whether they have attended college or not completed high school' (Source - Disparity in Jobless Rates Suggests Black Workers Face Slower Recovery in the Wall Street Journal by Eric Morath November 29, 2020).
While the UNCF.org states that only 45.9% of Black students complete their college degrees in six years? This is the lowest rate compared to other races and ethnicities in the US. This high dropout rate is partially due to the fact that 65% of African-American college students are independent, meaning they must balance pursuing a degree with full-time work and family responsibilities.
That is why we need to work together to help provide Flexible Learning Pathways and fully-funded Educational Opportunities for People of Color and First Nations People. We are inspired and driven to help create many scholarships for People of Color and First Nations People in 2021 as part of our 3 Year Plan to crowdfund 10,000 plus scholarships positionsin the US and Australia.
How YOU can get involved in the #10ForChangeChallenge?
We have made getting involved in the #10ForChangeChallenge very easy.
We would invite you to donate $10 or more if you can using the GoFundMe link below…..and then share your challenge and our GoFundMe Campaign Page Link on Social Media to 10 of your friends, family members, or work colleagues to match…or even beat your donation.
In helping us to achieve our Crowdfunding Campaign Goal…you will help us to be able to provide an amazing Christmas present to so many deserving African-Americans in the form of one of our African-American Scholarships.
Watch our #10ForChangeChallenge Video below and join our GoFundMe Campaign
What will the #10ForChangeChallenge Funds be used for?
Each scholarship is valued at $2600 and each scholarship will cover the FULL tuition course fee for each student with our Educational partner Simplilearn and will include:
- A full One-year Course Instruction with our Educational Partner Simplilearn
- An Opportunity to participate in a Black Mentoring Program with Successful Entrepreneurs and Business Owners
- Access to a Career Counselling Program to help Graduates to become “Job-Ready”
- Financial Education and Assistance Program to help create Financial Security and Independence
We believe that such a scholarship program is truly ground-breaking, by helping each student to make a successful transition from education to meaningful employment.