A World Beyond Youth Exploration is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the purposes of A World Beyond Youth Exploration must be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
Each student will be assigned a mentor prior to starting our program. Mentors have made a long term commitment to ensure students make a positive transition into adulthood. This means, our mentors have committed to support their mentee long term. These mentors will accompany the students through the entirety of their trip and will provide supervision, guidance, and advice.
These students are stuck in a cycle of poverty. A cycle that has not only shaped their communities but the way they think about themselves and the world as well. 48 percent of U.S. public school students qualify as low income. The effect of a low income household can be seen through the gaps in graduation rates, gang influence, and future employment. WBYE aims to bridge the social, creative, and economic disparity.
Students from low income communities are not only at a far higher risk of academic failure, but a higher risk to lead a life of crime as well. These students are presented with a world of hunger and suffering despite the overall prosperity our country offers. Low income students live in the shadows of the U.S. At WBYE we aim to provide these students with tangible skills and experiences that will allow them to grow into productive adults and global citizens. They will not only improve their communities but the world.
Perks include, dinner, memberships, planning access, stickers, and postcards.