Title

Bridge

Document Type

Presentation

Type

Social Entrepreneurship (SocEnt)

UN Sustainable Development Goal

UNSDG #11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

Start Date

29-4-2020 11:15 AM

End Date

29-4-2020 11:30 AM

Abstract

In the United States, over sixty-four percent of homeless and underprivileged students do not graduate from high school. Of course, many solutions exist. Typically, every high school district has one representative to help disadvantaged students receive essential supplies. Furthermore, colleges have initiated programs to assist homeless students with housing, food, and career searching. However, the focus of the liaisons is not placed solely on one student and their academic performance. Often, additional aid in college goes unused because students do not receive the educational and emotional support needed to complete high school. Our program, Bridge, aims to increase the percentage of homeless high school graduates through free, one-on-one, targeted academic tutoring and emotional support services. Bridge intends to partner with schools, libraries, and other local businesses to tutor students in all subjects. The service will be offered on all business days and will include qualified tutors and those trained to provide counseling. With Bridge, we hope to ensure bright futures for students regardless of their background.

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Bridge

In the United States, over sixty-four percent of homeless and underprivileged students do not graduate from high school. Of course, many solutions exist. Typically, every high school district has one representative to help disadvantaged students receive essential supplies. Furthermore, colleges have initiated programs to assist homeless students with housing, food, and career searching. However, the focus of the liaisons is not placed solely on one student and their academic performance. Often, additional aid in college goes unused because students do not receive the educational and emotional support needed to complete high school. Our program, Bridge, aims to increase the percentage of homeless high school graduates through free, one-on-one, targeted academic tutoring and emotional support services. Bridge intends to partner with schools, libraries, and other local businesses to tutor students in all subjects. The service will be offered on all business days and will include qualified tutors and those trained to provide counseling. With Bridge, we hope to ensure bright futures for students regardless of their background.