A $75.00 donation will cover instruction and learning materials for one student.
Why it matters
Many households in our service area support themselves on an income of about $50k/year, which is shown to correlate with a lower possibility of relocation (Pew Research Center, American Mobility). This means that many of today's high school students in our service area will not leave the region after they enter adulthood.
Rather, they will mature to be the caretakers of our cities. For this reason, we feel it is vital that the next generation feels connected to the communities present here.
By working with young adults in after school programs, on weekends, and over the summer, we can inspire them to better their communities by exposing them to the many attributes that make them unique and valuable. It is these attributes that help today's youth see a reflection of themselves in those around them, and through our programs we empower them to seek increased quality of life for themselves, as well as for their community as a whole.
other ways to give
We Are the Next welcomes members of the community to donate items for our workshops. If you're interested in donating by item, click here.
our work is possible because of the following donors and sponsors:
The Durfee Foundation - The Knight Foundation - Long Beach Community Foundation - Downtown Long Beach Associates - interTrend Communications - California State Office of Historic Preservation - National Trust for Historic Preservation - East Village Association