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Play It Forward!
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In lieu of collecting money for my latest EP "Revival", I have decided to instead ask for donations from friends, families, and fans for this amazing organization United roots in Oakland CA.
United Roots Mission: United roots engages and empowers marginalized youth in socially innovative ways. We accomplish this by arts and media training, instilling confidence and developing talents careers and workforce development, cultivating work and business skills community engagement, building bridges to local organizations and employee wellness services, creating a safe, sustainable environment for youth to heal and grow.
Programs: Youth impact hub: the mission of youth impact hub Oakland, a program at united roots, is to support the leadership of low-income youth of color in creating an equitable, life-affirming economy by providing socially innovative training, collaborative co-working space, and access to networks and resources. The youth hub fellowship is a comprehensive, yearlong social entrepreneurship training program for emerging young leaders ages 16-24 that are creating positive change in low-income communities. Youth hub fellows gain business skills: develop a business model, strategy, and 10-minute pitch presentation personal skills: increase 21st-century skills (collaboration & teamwork, critical thinking, problem-solving, public speaking, leadership, etc. )seed funding & resources: receive access to business advisors, pro bono support and financial opportunities to support the launch of an enterprise mentorship: work with professional mentors from impact hub Oakland and the local business community civic engagement experience: implement a product or service that benefits the community 2017 youth hub fellowship provided weekly business classes for 5 months with mentorship from adult business leaders.
United roots organized a pitch event on May 13, 2017, for youth hub fellows to present their ideas to the business community, with fellows receiving seed funding and access to no-interest loans. Youth in the fellowship launched 9 youth-led social enterprise projects in 2016 and had access to united roots youth impact hub co-working space Monday through Friday from 12-8 pm to meet with business partners and clients. Throughout the yearlong fellowship united roots provides office space, conference rooms, computer access, a printer, wireless internet, a phone, media equipment, and more. For more information go to: www. Youthimpacthub. Org