What Is A Dream Desert?
The system youth fall into when they're unable to follow their dreams (passion) because of the lack of resources, knowledge, passion and sometimes life circumstances.
Lack Of Resources
low amount of opportunities or infrastructure present in communities for youth to follow their passion
Lack Of Support
No mentorship or guidance available for youth and their passion
Lack Of Knowledge
Educational resources, fellowships, learning opportunities are all unavailable
Issues can vary from youth homelessness to dealing with grief
What Is An Oasis
An Oasis are safe an inclusive spaces where youth can connect with one another across neighborhood boundaries cultivating leadership, talent, bonds and most importantly passion.
Undergoing leadership development opportunities and being positioned be take on leadership responsibilities in projects, their communities and in life.
Opportunities being present to allow youth to showcase/ work on their talents.
Curating spaces where youth can build relationships and learn from one another.
Investing in youth's dream. whether it be through hosting open mics to create space for young artist or connecting someone with entrepreneurial resources or connecting someone with a mentor.