The number 1 question since we started this project has been "what are you doing to do with the money?"
Here's our idea...Micro-donations
What's a micro-donation? If you ask wikipedia, it's "a charitable donation that is small in the donated amount." What an insightful definition...
Ok so really, what's your plan, Ty and Olivia?
...We plan to make several donations of $500 or less to underfunded programs that will prepare students for the future workforce. As outlined by Chatt 2.0*, Chattanooga's workforce may not have the proper education to fulfill the future employment opportunities that our Tech, engineering, and other advanced industry communities are projected to bring. 38% of Chattanooga residents hold post-secondary degrees, but 55% of jobs posted require post-secondary degrees. There are plenty of other stats and reasons behind supporting this mission on the Chatt 2.0 website - If you love Chattanooga, it's a great resource, and we highly suggest checking it out.
The micro-donation strategy will also allow us to make donations more often. We hope to release the funds as they are available to programs in immediate need, rather than building a pool of money and creating a drawn out grant proposal process.
What programs do we think can help this mission?
...Programs aimed to use technology for more effective and efficient learning, early education and literacy programs, coding academies and robotics clubs, community schools, and programs that recruit the top teaching talent are where our minds are at, but the list doesn't have to stop there...
We are currently looking for donation opportunities. If you know of a program that should be on our radar, please please please contact us!