Youth Discrimination and Unequal Distribution of Opportunities
A Peacemaking Project by Jaylin H.
What is the injustice we are solving?
I want to change Youthful Discrimination and Unequal Distribution of Opportunities in my community.
Our Compassionate Solution:
To solve this injustice of Youth Discrimination and Unequal Distribution of Opportunities
we will address Financial Instability and Imbalanced Educational Infrastructures
by offering the ONE UP Platform. The ONE UP! platform primary focus is design to HELP disadvantage youth in a unsettled household and apply them with necessary skills to compete with others who are on top of the social class order. This student organization will ensure educational infrastructures improvements and positive financial growth!
Our Project Plan:
- Promote stability, Acquire equality, and Provide opportunity to those who need the resources to succeed in their communities.
We will increase my / our compassion by...
Exposing the structure each communities display: economic wealth, diversity scores, demographics, and income. This will then encourage bystanders to cooperate with this social injustice.
How will you show courage?
Acknowledging the benefits of a proper solution to the situation. Recognizing the harm the root causes in communities which makes a cultural diversion from other areas across the nation.
How will you collaborate with others?
I'm in the process of interviewing racism, economics, education, and civic equality experts to understand the purpose of the root causes reoccurrence. Also, I will communicate with board of education directors and movement leaders in communities.
How will you know you are moving in the right direction? (What are specific ways you can measure your impact?)
Monthly focus groups and discuss the changes that occurs in their communities whether it's good or bad. The ONE UP platform will have a revamped social media account to acknowledge new changes in the community. Online or Face-To-Face, results will be revealed.
- Establish Core Values and Goals
- Conduct research from experts and Primary/Secondary research. Testimonies
- Establish non-violent movements within local amenities: Schools and Recreational Parks
- Coordinators within the community collaborate and makes call to action to discuss injustices within the communities
- Mobilize the root causes of each community and expose it onto the internet
- Therefore, reaching out to national aid/sources gaining support such as financial support and educational assistance
- In the end, Low and Middle class families with the opportunity to thrive: Gain advances for education, Acquire preparatory skills for the college/career pathway.
How did the project deepen your team's understanding of the injustice?
The project deepens my understanding of this injustice by allowing me to notice the root causes and its consequences that impact the unrepresented and disadvantaged youth.
How did your community change as a result of your project?
My community changed when they were finally aware of the conditions in their area. They REALIZE there are no improvements in our communities infrastructure. NO Running Income, NO black-owned businesses, NO REPRESENTATION in political cohorts. I've seen increased participation of community cohort meetings in several weeks. (Union City, GA)
How many people were impacted by your project?
Explain how you came up with the number of people impacted by the project?
In my project, I established a pamphlet that provided tips to low-income families. The tips suggested methods to help saves families monthly income. I gave a budget/financial literacy tutorial lessons. This remedy helped a family of 5 save at least $250 of groceries just by couponing and waiting for seasonal shopping besides paying the full retail pricing.
How did your team learn more about the people affected by the injustice?
I interviewed media specialists who are professionals in racism, economics, and Education. These sources come from Universities and Research organizations.
What did your team learn?
I've learned that our communities were located to become a low-income community. I also acquired that, It's typical that most Black African American families literally live off paycheck to paycheck. 85% of LOW-THRIVING NEIGHBORHOODS RELIES on government assistance such as EBT, Social Security, and Disabilities Checks. Without Majority of these demographics, including myself will result in poverty.
What challenges did your team overcome?
We finally made a voice and assembled a unified force for the disadvantaged and unrepresented. A cohort ambassador team was a great idea to improve the community and create enhancements for our youth to find more opportunities for their generation.
How have you involved others in designing, carrying out, or expanding this project?
I proposed my ideas to my community Student Government Association. They created a strategic marketing plan to notify our youth in our High School. I also communicated with my Counselor to connect with student led journalists to publish our inequities. (Still in the process and Student Voice will be notified when this works get published)
What advice would you give to someone starting a peacemaking project?
When developing your ideas, do what really hits home because everything will come easy to you and it actually interests you. That's is one of the purposes of a PASSION PROJECT. Develop an idea that is NOT Original and has a plethora of sources. Find testimonies to make your research inticing.