Go For Yours Fund
Investing in the Next Generation of Leaders
Cultivating a young person’s talent can be costly. Our goal is to make dreams a reality for young people growing up in low-income communities with very few resources. The Go for Yours Fund is available for young artists, entrepreneurs, and trailblazers in need of financial assistance to achieve their dreams. Our ideal candidates have modeled a commitment toward reaching their goals and are ready to take their talent to another level.
How We Can Help
We understand the costs of extracurricular activities can be costly. Examples of financial support may include:
- Business start-up costs
- Film project
- Sports fees
- Dance lessons
- College application fees
How to apply
Applications for the Go for Yours Fund will reopen on October 1, 2018.
Go for Yours proudly supports Thelonious Stokes as he becomes the youngest African American student and only one of two African Americans in the world to be accepted and attending the Florence Academy of Art in Italy.
His mother, Vikki Stokes, reached out to Go for Yours for financial support when raising money to help send her son to the Florence Academy of Art. The Chicago art prodigy says he became an artist for no reason other than to thrive. Stokes utilizes art as a vehicle to reform systematic injustice and redefine our contextual beliefs of what it means to be a man.
We are excited to join Thelonious on his journey as he goes for his and impacts the world along the way.
As a talented swimmer, Jacqueese has dreams of becoming a professional diver and eventually competing in the Olympics. She is currently on the swim team at Julian High School and would like to pursue further training at the Windy City Diving Club. Upon completion of our program, Jacqueese will receive assistance from the Go for Yours fund, to further her training.
Growing up in the small town of Davenport, Iowa, a high school senior Vernon Wilmington Jr. better known as VJ, has big dreams of being a professional basketball player. He has been in love with the game since the age of three. He aspires to be great professionally and academically and is looking forward to participating in the Go for Yours Dream Experience.
Ashanti signed up for the Go for Yours Leadership Program to accomplish her dream of becoming a professional chef. She is seeking guidance and mentorship on how to make her dreams come true!