PROJECT YOKE

Many of the crime and violence that young adult partake in is as a result of the lack of proper guidance and mentoring. Youths are frustrated by the lack of proper work and career opportunities that presently exist.The "one hat fit all" education system continues to frustrate and disqualify many of our youths that were destined to become society’s skill workers.History shows that before the implementation of formal schooling individuals would willingly subject themselves to professionals in a field of study so as to learn an art or trade.Interns would work until they were able to create a name for themselves.YOKE aim to be an internship agency that will focuses on joining at risk youths and young persons with mentors or professionals that are able to facilitate learning through technical education and also with the ability to impart good work ethic and vales. We will not just point youth in the right direction but journey with them to "change their story" to one of success.
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Stephen
Last name
Petillo
At what stage is your proposal?
Idea phase
What category/categories do you want to address with your idea?
Employment
Describe the need or problem you want to address
The traditional system of education is a root cause for the amount of students that dropout of school and become engaged in crime and violence, instead of young entrepreneurs and skill workers .I believe that if youths are given an alternative or another option where they can learn how to work and provide for themselves and their family the answer would be a resounding yes.Project YOKE will partner with at risk youths in securing employment opportunities or develop necessary skills required to become successful entrepreneurs.
What is the main product or service you will offer?
Project YOKE will work consistently on bridging the gap and providing an alternative road to success for the youths that were unable to cope with traditional educational systems that presently exist.We will offer customized training in information technology, literacy, numeracy and trade or specific skill set.
Briefly describe the community or population that will benefit from your solution and how do you plan to involve them in the project
Project YOKE expects to impact the youths from age range e16 to 25. We will work with the youths based on recommendation from schools, community and other organization and importantly the willingness of the individual to take advantage of our service.
Does your proposal have a business model (i.e. strategy to generate revenue)? Please describe
Presently we are still working on the business model, but individual (Interns) will be required to pay an affordable registration and monthly fee. We will also reach out to investors that are willing to assist and invest into the lives of youth partaking in our program. The money from this initiative will also be part of the principal funding to the project.
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Dear Stephen, pleasure to read your proposal. My role during this phase is to make sure all of the information is clear for the evaluation phase. I wpuld like to ask some questions for you: 1. What kind of skills are you willing to transfer and wich purposes will they serve? 2. Would you be willing to identitfy necessities from companies and other organizations in order to develop solutions through YOKE? 3. Can this type of services be a part of your business model? 4. What kind of equipment is needed to start? 5. What previous experiences have you had? can you mention particular proyects you have brought to life in colaboration with others, specially youth? Thanks for the informations. Good luck.
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1 year ago
Hi Mr Andres Cano Sierra, thanks for you valuable feedback and recommended points to clarification. As per questions asked: 1. Personally, I am willing to transfer the computer skills that i have acquired over the past 15 years as an IT Teacher and also as Entrepreneur in Digital Media and Marketing. YOKE will focus on facilitating training in skills such as welding, electrician work, plumbing, AC repairs and installation, landscaping and proper business ethic skills through our internship and job placement program. 2. YOKE will be more than willing to work and collaborate with other companies and organization that share and support the same goals 3. These services are definitely apart of our business model but are yet to come into fruition 4. We are definitely in need of equipment such as computers, cameras, mowers and few more. 5. Presently, I have youths that i am training in computer skills and support school and organization with basic computer services and training.
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1 year ago
Awesome idea .
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