Giving Tuesday: Empower the Next Generation of LeadersPosted on
After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, join Braven in kicking off the holiday giving season on Giving Tuesday! #GivingTuesday is the world’s largest day of giving back and falls on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving every year. Support Braven this Giving Tuesday to empower the next generation of leaders with the skills, networks, experiences, and confidence to secure strong first jobs.
Only 25% of about 1.2 million low-income first-generation college enrollees will attain a quality first job or go to graduate school. That’s nearly 1 million college students every single year who are not on a path to maximize their potential. That’s where Braven comes in.
We’re on a mission to empower promising, underrepresented young people—first-generation college students, students from low-income backgrounds, and students of color—with the skills, confidence, experiences, and networks necessary to transition from college to strong first jobs. Collectively, our 300 graduates from the past 3 years have outpaced their peers nationally in strong job attainment by 23% within 6 months of graduation.
Giving Tuesday provides an opportunity for us to impact the next generation of leaders in our communities. By supporting Braven, you ensure students have the opportunity to obtain meaningful careers and lives of impact.
Three Easy Ways to Support
There are three easy ways to join the Giving Tuesday movement and support Braven this year!
1) Make Your Gift
Donate any amount! You may even be able to double your gift through your employer’s matching policy. Search your employer to see if your gift can be matched!
2) Shop & Give
If a donation isn’t in your budget right now, consider shopping at smile.amazon.com for your holiday shopping. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, Amazon donates 0.5% of eligible purchases to Braven with no fees or extra costs. Simply sign in to your Amazon account, select “Braven” as your charity, and start shopping!
3) Create a Facebook Fundraiser
Are you on Facebook? If so, you can create a Facebook fundraiser and share it with your friends and family on Giving Tuesday! Facebook is contributing up to a $7 million match to U.S. nonprofits on December 3rd. The match will go live at 8AM EST/5AM PST!
Mark your calendars, spread the word, and support Braven this Giving Tuesday! For 24 hours, you can make a real difference in the lives of Braven Fellows.