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Entrepreneur eLearning for At-Risk Youth

Underrepresented youth exposed to judicial and foster care systems Dream, Believe, & Achieve by attending virtual entrepreneurial workshops.

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Project Description

GREEN DOT PUBLIC SCHOOLS - FAMLI INC “SEE A MAN, BE A MAN” w/ Rizza Islam Guest Speaker
GREEN DOT PUBLIC SCHOOLS - FAMLI INC “SEE A MAN, BE A MAN” w/ Rizza Islam Guest Speaker

With more than a decade of strategic planning experience, along with community outreach, the mission of Dream North Entertainment is to minimize the occurrence of such unfortunate events from taking place and to advance social and economic equity in under-resourced communities as we are focused on underprivileged youth and minority demographics. By promoting the advancement of minority individuals and communities, we emphasize the importance of bridging cultural gaps through collaboration and utilizing entrepreneurial development and artistic expression as an alternative outlet.

WHAT WE OFFER: Dream North Entertainment will offer a free online, entrepreneurial workshop to youth exposed to gangs, foster care and the judicial system within Los Angeles County 

  • Session A- ages 12-15
  • Session B- ages 16-21 

By offering entrepreneurial tools and resources, we project the following:

ONBOARDING & EXPECTATIONS

1. We will assess each participant’s (100%) performance in school and within the community. They will receive mentorship prior and throughout the duration of the program to ensure maximized performance and outcomes. 

2. Each participant will create a vision board, resume, cover letter, electronic press kit (EPK) including a promo video trailer, business plan summary, and personal and business budget. The younger age groups will do more creative writing projects. 

3. All remaining participants will research several businesses to present their electronic press kit and/or submit job application. The younger age groups will present to their school and community. This will enable them to gain competitive positive guidance to recognize their skills and talents in entrepreneurship and the workforce.

PERFORMANCE & PROJECT OUTCOMES

1. Of the 100-200 anticipated participants to complete the program, we anticipate that all (100%) will improve academically and within their everyday social/economic lives. 

2. Participants will matriculate to graduation (or their respective next level) through our virtual tutorial program with success-driven and tested tools/protocols to ensure they begin asking themselves the important questions about their future. 

3. Of the 100-200 participants in our 2021 and 2022 sessions, we anticipate 83-166 or approximately 83%+ will complete the program. 

With exposure to professional business owners, and local politicians and celebrities, the attendees of these sessions will obtain a wealth of knowledge and a better sense of self. These workshops shall be engaging, educational and fulfilling, and most importantly geared towards efforts to self-preserve and obtain tools needed to pursue career opportunities or entrepreneurship. We intend to expand our reach to onsite services once we have surpassed all COVID concerns. 

WHO OUR TARGETED AUDIENCE IS: Ages 12 to 21 are the intended targeted market audience for these entrepreneurial programs and incentives. We hope to register approximately 100-200 participants per year. Children exposed to poverty and single-parent homes are most often surrounded by violence, drugs, and illegal activities, and are more likely experience the following unfortunate events that we seek to minimize occurrences:

  1. Face increased risk of academic failure
  2. Join gang-related activities
  3. Become a teen parent
  4. Possess illegal weapons and drugs
  5. Be susceptible to symptoms of depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), heightening the risks of suicidal ideation
  6. Commit a violent crime.

WHAT FUNDING DO WE SEEK:  $20,000 ($100-200 per participant) helps this woman-owned business offer inspirational books & entrepreneur development programs to at-risk youth.  The proceeds help gain access to: 

  • Marketing Visuals & Advertisements
  • Program Instructors and Grant Writer
  • Business Suits & Shoes
  • Workbooks, Supplies & Other Essentials
  • Software and Program Hosting Platform
  • Commencement Ceremony Incentives such as gift certificates, letters of recommendation, influential figure sponsorships, program completion certificates, and more. 
  • Forgotten Baby” children's book series Development Costs (Illustrator, Publisher)

ABOUT DREAM NORTH ENTERTAINMENT: Dream North Entertainment (DNE) Founder, Nychol Lyna Woods, established a woman-led project strategy consulting business in 2014, establishing DBA in 2016, along with Juggalot Company LLC (providing jobs to the formerly incarcerated) in 2019. She has been focused on a mission to educate, elevate, encourage, and empower youth and women of color in underserved communities throughout Los Angeles County (and the nation). Nychol Lyna Woods possesses an extensive background, having worked in the educational system (LACOE, Head Start, and LAUSD) and through Dream North Entertainment Nychol has made an invaluable impact on the non-profit sectors (serving as an administrator for Arts in Action Charter School, Little Voices and FAMLI Inc.), as well as producing inspirational literary works, such as “Forgotten Baby” (release Fall 2020 through Newman Springs Publishing) following a young girl growing up without her biological parents, which further reiterate focuses to bring awareness to foster youth. With having the opportunity to work with renowned figures, such as the late TV Personality Felicia “Auntie Fee” O’Dell, Comedian J. Anthony Brown, Former NFL Player Courtney Jackson, TrapKitchen, and Community Activist Rizza Islam, and being able to travel throughout the USA, Europe, Mexico, and Jamaica, Nychol Lyna has been able to instill originality and extensive expertise, enabling her company’s engagement to bring the entrepreneurial vision of others  from a dream to a viable, impactful positive reality. Our efforts have been recognized by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, Former Senator Kamala Harris, Congresswoman Karen Bass, Mayor Eric Garcetti and Rabbi Sharon Brous (Founder of IKAR).


​​​Thank you all for your continued support. Because of you, we will be able to service 100-200 youth virtually. Along with up to 500 fostered youth in NASSAU, BAHAMAS as we will donate 40% of our proceeds to FREE BOOKS & more... 

The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Why is Dream North equipped for this project? Working with companies such as HeadStart, LACOE, and LAUSD, and administering programs at Green Dot Public Schools, our efforts have contributed to the betterment of more than 3,000 youth in the past several years, enabling us to establish expertise, networks and resources that can contribute to our goals to offer entrepreneurial development support to youth.
  • What free books will we be donating to the fostered children in NASSAU, BAHAMAS? And is there additional information about this Giving Initiative? We will donate our brand novel “Forgotten Baby” (forgottenbaby.shop). Please contact info@dreamnorthent.com to learn more. 
  • Does Dream North intend to continue this program beyond 2021? We have every intention to make this a year-round ongoing program that will eventually lead to the establishment of our non-profit organization, as well as partnering with various school districts and after school programs to implement our programs in counties beyond Los Angeles. 
  • What support is Dream North seeking? We are in need of monetary and in-kind contributions, industry professionals and influential figures to attend our workshops, and brand ambassadors for "Forgotten Baby" and our impending non-profit organization.
  • How long does it take to receive rewards? We are scheduling business consultations beginning February 2021, and we are completing grants with deadlines after March 2021. 

 

 

Derrick D Turner
02/13/2021
Copy of "Forgotten Baby" book and Credit
$500
01/09/2021
Monetary Contribution
$10
Morgan Unece Harbin
12/10/2020
Donor/Gift Giving Recognition
$25
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care. A Donation to this virtual work shop would benefit the entire community of Los Angeles. 

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25.00 USD
Donor/Gift Giving Recognition

This reward allots for social media recognition on the Dream North Entertainment social media platforms. 

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100.00 USD
30-Minute Business Consultation

Dream North Entertainment is in the business of Project Strategy Consulting helping more than 30 clients and creating more than 50 new jobs. We offer a myriad of business services ranging from business development, to accounting, to grant writing. Do you have any questions about your already established business or do you seek to start a new business. Let us help point you in the right direction.

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500.00 USD
Copy of "Forgotten Baby" book and Credit

The donor/gift giver shall receive a copy of "Forgotten Baby',  a children’s book for readers aged 8 and up, following the journey of a young 16-year-old girl named Mytaé dealing with the hardships of losing her mother at a young age and entering foster care. This modern-day book series provides true-to-life insight into the struggles that children and teenagers face while growing up without their biological parents. Along with the book, this donor/gift giver will become a Brand Ambassador - receiving shirt, promotional items and sponsorship credit on Dream North Entertainment's social media platforms and website. 

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1,000.00 USD
Sponsorship Credit and Brand Ambassador

Dream North Entertainment will allot the donor(s)/gift giver(s) of this incentive credit as sponsors for the Entrepreneurial workshop as well as a t-shirt and Brand Ambassadorship. 

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1,500.00 USD
Grant Submission + 3-Page LOI

Whether you are a non-profit or for-profit, we can assist you in drafting one (1) grant application and a letter of inquiry that can assist you in your funding procurement efforts. You will also receive a 1-hour consultation, along with a minimal review of your financials. If you do not have financials we will draft an income statement summary. Please visit our website to review our success stories. We have helped 30 clients procure more than $650,000 in the past 3 years.

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Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care. A Donation to this virtual work shop would benefit the entire community of Los Angeles. 

1 Supporter
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25.00 USD
Donor/Gift Giving Recognition

This reward allots for social media recognition on the Dream North Entertainment social media platforms. 

1 Supporter
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100.00 USD
30-Minute Business Consultation

Dream North Entertainment is in the business of Project Strategy Consulting helping more than 30 clients and creating more than 50 new jobs. We offer a myriad of business services ranging from business development, to accounting, to grant writing. Do you have any questions about your already established business or do you seek to start a new business. Let us help point you in the right direction.

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500.00 USD
Copy of "Forgotten Baby" book and Credit

The donor/gift giver shall receive a copy of "Forgotten Baby',  a children’s book for readers aged 8 and up, following the journey of a young 16-year-old girl named Mytaé dealing with the hardships of losing her mother at a young age and entering foster care. This modern-day book series provides true-to-life insight into the struggles that children and teenagers face while growing up without their biological parents. Along with the book, this donor/gift giver will become a Brand Ambassador - receiving shirt, promotional items and sponsorship credit on Dream North Entertainment's social media platforms and website. 

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1,000.00 USD
Sponsorship Credit and Brand Ambassador

Dream North Entertainment will allot the donor(s)/gift giver(s) of this incentive credit as sponsors for the Entrepreneurial workshop as well as a t-shirt and Brand Ambassadorship. 

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1,500.00 USD
Grant Submission + 3-Page LOI

Whether you are a non-profit or for-profit, we can assist you in drafting one (1) grant application and a letter of inquiry that can assist you in your funding procurement efforts. You will also receive a 1-hour consultation, along with a minimal review of your financials. If you do not have financials we will draft an income statement summary. Please visit our website to review our success stories. We have helped 30 clients procure more than $650,000 in the past 3 years.

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