Mission Mission

“What has happened to the great civil rights and black power movements of the 1960s and 1970s? Where are the mass movements of today within this country? The short answer: They got funded. Social justice groups and organizations have become limited as they’ve been incorporated into the nonprofit model. We as activists are no longer accountable to our constituents or members because we don’t depend on them for our existence. Instead, we’ve become primarily accountable to public and private foundations as we try to prove to them that we are still relevant and efficient and thus worthy of continued funding.” - from the book The Revolution Will Not Be Funded

PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR MOUTH IS! EVERY BIT COUNTS!

 

WHO

African American youth ages 13-22 located in Baltimore City. You do not have to be a student or serious artist to participate.

 

WHAT

Baltimore's Gifted is an art & e-commerce initiative for black youth artist in Baltimore City and is designed as a retail platform for youth to showcase and sell their original art and art derived accessories online, at pop-up shops, and  in commercial spaces. Products include: apparel, coffee mugs, pillows, tote bags, phone cases, and canvas & posters. Youth access resources and networks to develop  entrepreneurial skills and learn the 101 of retail, marketing, and branding. Youth retain 80% of net sales!

With the help of a dedicated advisory team, participates work through a self paced action plan to meet their personal and professional development goals and to better express their needs. By phase 3, participants will have the opportunity to operate the project through paid executive, management, and marketing roles. Youth that decide to take on professional roles will have real world working experience to add to a resume before they graduate high school or college; or access to opportunities and resources to better equip them for a freelance career. can pursue freelance work.

WHEN

PHASE 1: Pilot March 2016 - April 2017

PHASE 2: April 2017 - April 2018

PHASE 3: Transition April 2018 - TBD

WHY

Ownership is the only path to our freedom...no exceptions. Using the FOR US, BY US model; Baltimore’s Gifted mission is to promote economic empowerment, financial literacy, and self sufficiency among black youth while combating the exploitation of black youth by institutions and the non profit industrial complex. There is power in our participation and it deserves compensation that can be measured. Youth will learn to take ownership of their creative work and narratives while earning 80% of net sales. Youth receive assistance from seasoned professionals and creatives they can see a healthy reflection of themselves in while accessing alternative revenue and employment streams.

WHERE

This program is currently open to Baltimore City residents only. Exceptions are made on a case by case basis.

 

TEAM

C. Harvey: CEO & President

infiniteintelligenceintl.com

Mia Jones: Managing Parnter

Invisble Majority

Michael Farber, Co-Founder of Breakout: Partnership Advisor 

breakout.today

  

Nicholas Hawkins: Legal Council 

Rodney Foxsworth, Co-Founder of Invested Impact: Financial Advisor

investedimpact.org

Tiffany Jones: Youth Artist Outreach Advisor

tiffanydjones.com

 

SPONSORS & PARTNERSHIPS

GENERATION OF DREAMERS LLC

BREAKOUT TODAY

WARNOCK FOUNDATION

THE NEW GREENMOUNT WEST COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION

LOCK N KEY ESCAPE ROOM

DiscoverME/RecoverME

The Contemporary Museum

 

PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR MOUTH IS! EVERY BIT COUNTS!

“What has happened to the great civil rights and black power movements of the 1960s and 1970s? Where are the mass movements of today within this country? The short answer: They got funded. Social justice groups and organizations have become limited as they’ve been incorporated into the nonprofit model. We as activists are no longer accountable to our constituents or members because we don’t depend on them for our existence. Instead, we’ve become primarily accountable to public and private foundations as we try to prove to them that we are still relevant and efficient and thus worthy of continued funding.” - from the book The Revolution Will Not Be Funded

PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR MOUTH IS! EVERY BIT COUNTS!

 

WHO

African American youth ages 13-22 located in Baltimore City. You do not have to be a student or serious artist to participate.

 

WHAT

Baltimore's Gifted is an art & e-commerce initiative for black youth artist in Baltimore City and is designed as a retail platform for youth to showcase and sell their original art and art derived accessories online, at pop-up shops, and  in commercial spaces. Products include: apparel, coffee mugs, pillows, tote bags, phone cases, and canvas & posters. Youth access resources and networks to develop  entrepreneurial skills and learn the 101 of retail, marketing, and branding. Youth retain 80% of net sales!

With the help of a dedicated advisory team, participates work through a self paced action plan to meet their personal and professional development goals and to better express their needs. By phase 3, participants will have the opportunity to operate the project through paid executive, management, and marketing roles. Youth that decide to take on professional roles will have real world working experience to add to a resume before they graduate high school or college; or access to opportunities and resources to better equip them for a freelance career. can pursue freelance work.

WHEN

PHASE 1: Pilot March 2016 - April 2017

PHASE 2: April 2017 - April 2018

PHASE 3: Transition April 2018 - TBD

WHY

Ownership is the only path to our freedom...no exceptions. Using the FOR US, BY US model; Baltimore’s Gifted mission is to promote economic empowerment, financial literacy, and self sufficiency among black youth while combating the exploitation of black youth by institutions and the non profit industrial complex. There is power in our participation and it deserves compensation that can be measured. Youth will learn to take ownership of their creative work and narratives while earning 80% of net sales. Youth receive assistance from seasoned professionals and creatives they can see a healthy reflection of themselves in while accessing alternative revenue and employment streams.

WHERE

This program is currently open to Baltimore City residents only. Exceptions are made on a case by case basis.

 

TEAM

C. Harvey: CEO & President

infiniteintelligenceintl.com

Mia Jones: Managing Parnter

Invisble Majority

Michael Farber, Co-Founder of Breakout: Partnership Advisor 

breakout.today

  

Nicholas Hawkins: Legal Council 

Rodney Foxsworth, Co-Founder of Invested Impact: Financial Advisor

investedimpact.org

Tiffany Jones: Youth Artist Outreach Advisor

tiffanydjones.com

 

SPONSORS & PARTNERSHIPS

GENERATION OF DREAMERS LLC

BREAKOUT TODAY

WARNOCK FOUNDATION

THE NEW GREENMOUNT WEST COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION

LOCK N KEY ESCAPE ROOM

DiscoverME/RecoverME

The Contemporary Museum

 

PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR MOUTH IS! EVERY BIT COUNTS!

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