Hope For Kids
Hope For Kids is being established to provide mentoring for under privileged and at-risk middle and high school youth in Liberia.
What problem does your innovation solve?
. HFK will provide a wide-range of After-School and vacation programs that will focus on three key critical outcomes: Academic Success, Healthy Life Style, Good Character and Citizenship. Over time, Hope For Kids (HFK) will create a learning environment that will be an invaluable resource to young people, aspiring mentors and community at large. The problem face in the region (Liberia) where we’re trying to introduce this method of education improvement, is corruption by government officials.
Explain your innovation.
Hope For Kids is a program that is in direct response to the growing number of young people that are either falling through the cracks at schools, in society or are already entangled with the Juvenile System due to high poverty rate. The program is positioned to be most assessable to young people who otherwise would be swept away by bad environment and poverty at large. Hope for kids has a number of market focuses that are key to the program success.
Youth who are overcoming stressors in the lives, such as poverty, discrimination, abusive situation, addictions, unstable homes and academic life, are the primary marketing focus of HFK. Mentoring programs foster positive changes through goal setting, self-discipline, skill development and friendship.
Families are also the marketing focus when adult mentors are able to help youth work on solutions for their family stresses and provide an objective but caring sounding board. As a result many youth and their families report improve relationship at home.
Ultimately, Hope For Kids is marketed to Liberia as a critical Social Support system to young people. Hope For Kids impacts how many other city services will be called in to respond to destructive behavior in the community.
The target market for HFK are young people age 6 to 18 that have developed destructive habits that will lead down a path of hopelessness as the result of poverty. There are a few focus point for the successful implementation of Hope For Kids Program
The target market for HFK are young people age 6 to 18 that have developed destructive habits that will lead down a path of hopelessness as the result of poverty. There are a few focus point for the successful implementation of Hope For Kids Program:
First is the creating of a network of contacts with the school and juvenile systems.
Second is the recruiting and training of mentors.
Third is the developing of fundraising strategies.
How is your innovation unique?
This is unique because it will be one of the kind of many young people especially those located in remote part of the country. Liberia being a third world country and victim of civil war will definitely be grateful for such innovation.
What are some of your unanswered questions about the idea?
Nothing as of now...
Tell us more about you.
Hope For Kids is being established to provide mentoring for under privileged and at-risk middle and high school youth in Liberia, beginning with Gardnersville Chocolatecity, Monrovia Liberia, West Africa. The Program will create partnership with the local school districts. Hope For Kids Foundation will match a caring adult volunteer with a referred youth. I am personally a victim of such circumstance so I gain my motivation from my experience to organize this NGO to help provide this service.
What is the primary type of emergency setting where your innovation would operate?
Other (please specify in next question)
Emergency Setting - Elaborate
Liberia especially in remote parts of the country.
Where will your innovation be implemented?
All around Liberia west Africa
Experience in Implementation Country(ies)
Yes, for less than one year.
I work with the Liberian Development and Humanitarian organization. I also work with the school districts to help young people.
I've not yet worked in a sector related to my innovation but am excited to learn more.
Sector Expertise - Elaborate
I have worked for NGOs providing assistance to Liberia but I haven't had the opportunity to provide support for kids or interact with them directly as i intend to do with Hope For Kids Foundation.
Early Stage Innovation: I am exploring my innovation, refining, researching, and gathering inspiration.
We are a registered non-profit, charity, NGO, or community-based organization.
Organization is registered in Raleigh North Carolina and will be Implemented in Monrovia Liberia, West Africa.
We don't currently have a website. We just got registered and putting things together.