“ If you have faith, you can do what others cant do, because you can see what others cant see’’. – Tony Evans.
The newly founded non-profit organization, TransforME Ayiti’s mission statement is to transform Haiti by equipping the next generation of women leaders and innovators. We aim to inspire young Haitian-American women in their uniqueness and help them to become agents of change for Haiti through faith, education, culture awareness, economic development and entrepreneurship. We recognize that “faith without works is dead.”-James 2:17. In order to see the change we desire to see in Haiti, we’ve got to empower the next generation. Children are open to endless possibilities when given the opportunity to let their imaginations run free.
We want to provide an outlet for Haitian girls, living in the United States, to tap into their full potential through a mentoring program. We want to appoint leaders who will encourage, cultivate, and facilitate the participants with emphasis on Christ, life and entrepreneurial skills, and knowledge of Haiti’s history and rich culture. The end goal is to teach the Haitian people and aid them in becoming self-sufficient with their resources. This mentoring program will operate under the name, YOUnique Academy. YOUnique Academy’s motto is “Embracing, Loving & Celebrating the best YOU every day!” With the “Y” representing Young, “O” representing Overcomers and “U” representing United, it reinforces that every girl is uniquely made. United with other unique individuals, their impact is greater to overcome any obstacles that may present through the journey of life. In order to be effective and see the life-changing results we desire, we propose to take the following steps:
· TransforME Ayiti will provide collaborations and solid partnerships between for profit and non-profit organizations that are willing to help the innovative ideas of the youth come to life.
· TransforME Ayiti will utilize social media channels and the corporation’s website to provide facts, statistics, and other related data on causes, current efforts and solutions to help transform Haiti.
· TransforME Ayiti will include student ambassadors to raise social consciousness about the cause on a local and global level, and will hold fundraising events in order to provide scholarships for current/past participants for their products and business initiatives.
TransforME Ayiti is in the beginning stages (Articles of Incorporation filed the 1st week of September) and will need your help to launch our pilot program next fall, free of charge. We will start with 20 girls ages 10- 14(program goes up to the age of 22) and will need assistance for start up costs, equipment and program costs. We are humbled and excited for this opportunity on Rockethub and hope you can support this vision to becoming a reality.