The Go for Yours Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit foundation that provides co-curricular learning and mentoring for the next generation of leaders. Our goal is to create programs and services for young people (ages 16-21) that will promote leadership development,entrepreneurship, and civic engagement.
Our mission is to provide the next generation of leaders financial assistance, resources, and guidance to make a positive impact in their communities.
Our vision is to help close the opportunity gap in the United States.
According to the Schott Foundation for Public Education, U.S. Department of Education data reveals that the opportunity gap is the greatest crisis facing America’s urban youth. When an opportunity gap is present, there is an unequal amount of resources available for young people living in and attending schools in low-income neighborhoods.
Our foundation’s programs and services are a direct response to the opportunity gap in the United States. The goal is to identify talented youth who are being isolated from the resources that will prepare them for personal and professional success. The Go for Yours Foundation steps in to offer a positive support system that will help these youths avoid pitfalls and, as a result, help change the narrative of their life.
It is difficult for a young person to succeed when they are being affected by the disparity in access to quality schools and other resources. The Schott Foundation suggests that“if we close the opportunity gap, we can close the achievement gap.”