The success of The Merge Foundation depends on its partners and their willingness to work together to enable the success of the young adults.
The Foundation and its' management will create alternate channels that compliment traditional environments provided by private and public high schools and the home school community.
The channel partners facilitate students to practice their craft through student-led projects. Channel partners collaborate with guild and delivery partners to introduce basic executive and business skills to young adults, The skills training include empowerment workshops of self-discovery and self-assessment and entrepreneurship and business skills such as project management and team work. The training is designed to encourage young adults to pursue their passions in an individual or group project endeavor.
The Foundation provides access to 'vetted' delivery partners who are subject matter experts as well as members of our guild partners. Through the delivery partner program the Foundation will provide certifications to young adults who have completed specific skills training.
The Foundation encourages guild partners to provide sponsorship and mentorship as these young fellows create their own projects or develop their own business canvas to learn every aspect of the specific trade that they are passionate about. The Foundation collaborates with guild partners to establish guidelines to monitor and mentor the young adults successfully complete projects.
The Foundation encourages young adults to create their own projects and their own business canvas to learn every aspect of that specific trade that they are passionate about. We facilitate "Merge Clubs" to enable young adults to graduate from apprentices to masters in their trade.
Programs and processe are monitored and measured via external evaluator partnerships. Evaluators will guage the success of programs, the projects for scalability and sustainability. The Foundation provides data for metrics and reports to the board and to the funding partners that are vetted by the evaluation partners.
As alumni partners, these graduating young adults can either support the Foundation with monetary contributions or volunteer their time in the management of the program or as mentors for the student-led projects.
The Foundation secures a variety of funding partners including corporate, public and non-public sources. These funding sources will allow the executive director to oversee the management of the program and establishment of guidelines for the various guilds.