Dent is doing Dent: empowering under-resource youth to be creative problem solvers, makers, and entrepreneurs (right now, it's making PPE).
What is the need are you focusing on?
Firstly, we are making life-saving PPE (starting with face shields) for those on the front lines. In 2 weeks, we have engaged over 20 students who have made over 3,000 face shields, which are already being used by Maryland healthcare workers.
We’re also addressing the acute economic need felt by individuals and communities who have been systemically oppressed and under resourced by creating a valuable stream of weekly income. Denters, high schoolers of Baltimore City Public Schools, make the face shields at home and earn $1 for each unit they produce (can make 15-30 face shields per hour). For some of our students, this is the only stream of income their family currently has (while unemployment benefits and small biz stimuli are also left unseen).
Beyond the immediate, just as Dent’s mission reads, we are building a more just, resilient future by empowering under-resourced youth to discover and develop their innate creative potential to shape the world around them.