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. 

We are making a difference in the lives of youth in Long Beach, Wilmington, Carson, Compton, Lakewood, and Signal Hill.

We are making a difference in the lives of youth in Long Beach, Wilmington, Carson, Compton, Lakewood, and Signal Hill.

our solution

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.