Identity (www.identity-youth.org) creates opportunities for more than 3,000 Latino youths and their families living in high-poverty areas who are at risk for poor academic and life outcomes. It supports clients’ successful transition to adulthood by providing school and community-based services that develop academic, social, emotional and workforce skills.                                                               
Serves: Montgomery County

What a donation buys:

• $250 provides one month of healthy snacks for 30 struggling students in Identity’s after-school programs.

• $1,000 covers 20 hours of mental health counseling for youths recovering from trauma.

• $10,000 funds one year of English as a Second Language classes for 15 disconnected young adults.

 Volunteer opportunities:

• Weekly: Mentor a youth in Identity’s workforce development program.

• Occasional: Judge Identity’s biannual Shark Tank Competition for budding young entrepreneurs.

• Internships

 

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