Help Us Reach Our Goal For 2024

Currently 62k / Goal 326k / Target 414k

Raised to Date since 2019 – 696k

In 2023, 40 young adults were connected to opportunities, 26 were paid.

Anyone can make an impact!

We want you to join our mission of raising awareness and helping young kids in under-resourced communities pursue their passion. Anyone reading this can make an impact that will be felt worldwide – Yes, even YOU.

Why What We Do Matters

“If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything.” – Anonymous

Without direction, it’s easy for young kids to go down any number of dangerous paths. Which is why what we (including you) do here at YourPassion1st matters. 

Taking an interest in the young adults of our community, and supporting them or providing mentorship as they pursue their passions solves real problems. Here are just a few facts to consider…

  • Under-resourced young adults often suffer from low self esteem. People with higher self-confidence earn an average of $7000 more per year. (SSRN)
  • Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for children and young adults ages 10-24. Helping them find and pursue their passion, making them feel a part of something bigger than themselves, and giving them a sense of purpose can all go a long way to drastically reducing those suicide numbers. (National Institute of Mental Health)
  • Higher unemployment leads to more depression, lower self-esteem, greater opportunities to engage in less productive activities and blocked perceptions to routes for building thriving families, communities and productive working careers. (American Psychological Association)
  •  Children from low-income families are more likely to become a gang member, run away, have sex before 16. (World Youth Report)

Through the programs here at YourPassion1st, children and young adults are getting involved with projects that will grow their confidence, fill their free time with productive activities, help them avoid lives of crime, drug use, or early sexual activity, and give them skills they can use to build a future.

How We Do It

How do we do that? By giving children and young adults a number of ways to get involved. YourPassion1st provides…

  • Mental health and skill-based workshops
  • Volunteer and workforce opportunities through our community events
  • Mentorship programs
  • Collaborative work experiences (community beautification projects, city mural painting, etc.)

This is where you come in…

The mentorship, workshops, workforce opportunities, and collaborative experiences would not be possible without your help. Every donation counts and no donation is too large or too small!

Here are some highlights of what your contributions have done so far…

$696,000 raised to date

57% of participants will receive paid work based off their progress in the YourPassion1st program

7500 lbs. of food donations in the local community…

Imagine how much more could be done with your donation TODAY…

How to Donate



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