Alarming Statistics Mississippi ranks last in the most number of categories. MS Ranks number 51 in the number of people who have completed high school highest rate of obesity (35.3 percent of total population) highest rate of child poverty (31.9 percent), highest teen birth rate (71.9 per 1,000 women aged 15 to 19) highest overall rate of STDs.
Serve as resource “bridges” to connect local effective programs with available community support agencies. Specifically facilitate communication between smaller youth program with larger organizations. Ex. United Way, Boys and Girls Club
Engage in community events aimed at heightening awareness in areas of character building, education, youth empowerment, health, and mentoring.
Build long lasting relationships between our Giving Circle and local community programs.
Provide financial grants to local youth programs. Through creative fund raising methods.
Participate in civic engagement with local youth programs.
Heighten awareness of opportunities to create change through individual and small group philanthropy. Our group can serve as a model for how people can start similar projects and have an impact.
Emphasis is to assist community youth programs to Excel into becoming Self-Sustaining entities.
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“ Everything that is done in the world is done by HOPE.” Martin Luther King, Jr Helping our people excel (h.o.p.e.) fund
“ I'm doing what I think I was put on this earth to do. And I'm really grateful to have something that I'm passionate about and that I think is profoundly important.” Marian Wright Edelman
MISSION <ul><li>The mission of the Hope Fund is to impact and positively influence African American youth in the Jackson, Mississippi area thru education, empowerment, mentoring, and financial support . </li></ul>
“ Where there is no vision, there is no hope.” George Washington Carver
<ul><li>The Hope Fund Realizes the need to provide vital support to local agencies aimed at empowering our youth. With collective efforts the Hope Fund will help Renew the perception of African American philanthropy and Replenish resources to promote the sustainability of much needed effective youth programs. </li></ul>VISION
Hope fund GOAl 1 <ul><li>“ BRIDGE BUILDERS” </li></ul>
Hope fund goal 2 <ul><li>“ HEIGHTEN AWARENESS” </li></ul>
Hope fund goal 3 <ul><li>“ RELATIONSHIP BUILDERS” </li></ul>
Hope fund goal 4 <ul><li>“ FINANCE PROVIDER” </li></ul>
Hope fund goal 5 <ul><li>“ CIVIC ENGAGEMENT” </li></ul>
Hope fund goal 6 <ul><li>“ CREATE CHANGE” </li></ul>
“ I don't think you ever stop giving. I really don't. I think it's an on-going process. And it's not just about being able to write a check. It's being able to touch somebody's life.” OPRAH WINFREY
“ I want the world to be different because I was here. However lofty or crazy or delusional that may sound, I want people's lives to be better because I was here.” WILL SMITH
I believe we hold in our hands the power once again to shape not only our own but the nation's future -- a future that is based on developing an agenda that radically challenges limitations in our economic development, educational achievement and political empowerment. Undoubtedly, African-Americans will have an integral role to play, although our path ahead will continue to be complex and difficult. Dorothy Height
"I n a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to believe. In a world filled with hate, WE MUST DARE TO HOPE.” MICHAEL JACKSON