Street Source Completes First Year, Changing 23 Lives Forever
As the program expands in India and rolls out in the Philippines, SKI is looking for additional companies to participate and commit to hiring two to four successful graduates per year. A financial contribution is not required but important. For example, $50,000 will seed India and the Philippines locations to break even within 30 months.
The program was launched in May of 2010. SKI was responsible for providing a curriculum, program guidance and an initial program assessment. Affinity Express President of Creative Services David Grant, a director with SKI and the founder of Street Source, acted as the project coordinator. Affinity Express has also made a donation to SKI.
The hypothesis of the program is that, with the proper coaching, better than 50% of all slum youth who are still connected to their nuclear family can become valuable employees for established well managed firms. In doing so, these youth will change their lives and the lives of their families forever.