Our mission at Voyage is to connect youth with pathways to success! We aim to provide our youth with exposure and opportunities to the world outside of their immediate environment to increase educational, personal, and professional success. This month we would like to highlight our Afterschool Enrichment Program at D.C. Virgo which provides families with free afterschool care. Our program serves K-8 students daily with academic support, social & emotional development, & exposure to a wide array of activities and experiences! We provide healthy snacks, reading & homework help, and weekly enrichments including art projects, gardening classes, water safety classes, Virtual Reality, STEM, & more.
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YOUNG MOGUL DEVELOPMENT GROUP
First of all let me say we are grateful to have even been considered for Partner of the Month with so many well deserving non-profits. Our mission at Young Mogul Development Group (YMDG) is to educate young men from underserved populations as well as develop and support their career aspirations through activities, programming, and community efforts that lead to improved life chances, higher self-efficacy, and career development.
YMDG primarily works with young men ages 12 to 18 with a focus on young men of color teaching introductory entrepreneurship, self- branding, and decision-making while inspiring innovation. To help us continue to do this we’ve been joined by Mr. Shaun Washington as a program assistant. Shaun has years of experience working with all manner of students including Juvenile Justice. He will run the center from 4:30 to 6:30 every Tuesday and Friday while I run the center on Sundays. As we began to try and garner momentum and get students and families used to our new space we felt that we needed to have an event to welcome the community. Our Open House event occurred Sunday October 22nd and it was phenomenal allowing students' families to test out our new technology, learn lessons from past moguls, and network. As our community moves into the commemoration of the 125th year since the Massacre of 1898 we want our students to be aware of the tragedy yet lessons that can be applied today. To teach them about it we played the film “Black Fire: The Unfinished Story of a Port City.” YMDG students were actors in the short film which tells the story of the massacre yet asks all of us the question, “Why can’t we build together” instead of fighting each other and only seeing our differences. We will use the subject of the film to discuss with the students how race has torn us apart and how we move forward.
Among the upcoming projects we have is working on business development. Currently one of our collegiate partners, North Carolina State University, is working with us to develop a plan to improve our Mogul “Pit” Challenge in the Spring. The Pit Challenge is an activity we are trying to bring back that allows students the opportunity to develop their own business or product and compete for prizes.
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