Giving parents and guardians affordable and safe after-school care for their child.
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1. The Problem: What problem are you helping to solve?
The problem that we are solving is affordable child care. Solving this issue matters because most working class households struggle to make ends meet. This increases the amount of latchkey children also increasing at risk youth. For example, kids are at risk for kidnapping, meeting someone who is involved with drugs etc.
2. Your Solution: How are you planning to solve this problem? Share your specific approach.
By stepping up to provide safe, compassionate, supervision in hopes of inspiring other teens to be a productive helpful part of their community. We are hoping to influence other teens and spread our program across the state, then the nation.
3. Personal Journey: What’s the story behind why you decided to start this project?
Each of our families have faced hardships around child care. For example my dad got told that if he had not picked my sister and I up from school before he 15 minuet grace period they gave him a second time, they would call child protective services. Brooklyn also had some trouble because her family went through financial trouble and they could not afford to keep her in daycare.
4. Selfie Elevator Pitch: Include 1-minute video that answers the following “I am stepping up to make change because...”
We are stepping up to make change because this is something that hasn't been done before, communities will benefit, and good habits will form.
This is my friend Brooklyn (Blonde) and I (brunette)
5. Example: Please walk us through a specific example of what happens when a person or group gets involved with your project.
When someone gets involved in this project, they will feel like they are all one community. They will feel appreciated and will want a better future while wanting to help others in the way that they needed like we felt we wanted to help them in their situation. They will also feel open to be themselves and encourage others to be themselves entirely. This will help parents because it will help them save money, giving them the opportunity to buy things they or their kids need.
6. The X Factor: What is different about your project compared to other programs or solutions already out there?
Ours is low cost and provided by students for students after school care. We will use the money we earn from parents and guardians to buy snacks, crafts and games for the children.
7. Impact: How has your project made a difference so far?
We know we are making a difference because we have family and friends in the education system who express the need. We have first hand experience and friends who have as well.
8. What’s Next: What are your ideas for taking your project to the next level?
New locations and new partnership, with the hope of spreading this program across Colorado and to different states.
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10. Finances: If applicable, have you mobilized any of the following resources so far?
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