Big Brother Initiative

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Friday, August 19, 2022

Story

The Urban Ranger Corps provides boys and young men ages 12 to 18 with a unique opportunity to develop the appropriate life skills necessary for them to become successful and contributing members of society. We offer each participant a global view in the content areas of Career & Academic Enrichment, Financial & Entrepreneurial Education, and Neighborhood & Community Involvement.

The Problem

Within our organization, we found that the number one problem is that rangers leave before they receive the full benefits of the program.

The Solution

The Big Brother Initiative is a program within Urban Rangers that provides newer rangers to spend time with an older ranger and create bonds so that they will be more willing to come back next year to see that ranger.

Target Market

Ft. John believed the Urban Ranger Corps is the best approach that Kansas City has to give inner-city kids hope in their futures, motivation to achieve in school, support to steer from drugs, guns, and gangs and help them pursue productive, life-giving careers in pursuit of the American Dream.

Societal Impact

Benefits of completing the Urban Rangers program include: payment opportunities for young men throughout the summer, scholarship money (that is viable to a college of their choice), obtaining skills that the young men will carry might not have been able to receive at home, and learning skills to help develop strong leaders in the community.

Next Steps

Recruit both current and previous Rangers who are experienced and committed to the URC mission and purpose. Pair them with new Rangers to help walk them throuh the difficuclt parts of the program.

Reflection

All of us recognize the impact the us Rangers have on the community we serve. With more Rangers finishing the program, the impact of our work on the community increases dramatically.

Use of Backer Contributions

We are not currently accepting contributions from our voters. This pitch is part of the ProX competition for $5,000. The funding we receive will be put towards the program to help activities the Big Brothers will participate in throughout the summer.

 

This pitch was developed with the support of an amazing educational program provided by:

Pro X | Kansas City

Pro X | Kansas City

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