Our “Earn to Learn” program gives young people an opportunity to earn money while they learn job skills. We currently have several mentees working for Oval Cleaning services. We also partner with small businesses and get them to hire our mentees. The G.R.O.W. Program incurs the cost for payroll and our partners get free interns. The participants in our program are able to make money and learn budgeting, saving and financial literacy in real time. We believe that asking a person to stop illegal activities that feed them on a day to day basis may not be successful unless you replace it with better opportunities. This social economics business model will help us to get them on track, build their self-esteem and help them to develop hope for the future.
We have mentored people for 15 years and more. Life coaching takes a lifetime and we need to create programs that’s able to sustain long periods of time. Grants are not sustainable but social economics is. That is why we created business models that thrive by doing good business and helping people in the process.