BUZZ BOXX - DO BETTER PROJECT Philanthropy Miami 2017 Shark Tank Winner
With help from many partners and volunteers we have created and jump-started our BUZZ BOXX - DO BETTER PROJECT, designed to help our youth LOOK BETTER, FEEL BETTER, and in-turn, DO BETTER.
The purpose is to encourage kids in our communities to do better or continue doing better by providing them with complimentary grooming and mentoring services (any haircut or hairstyle of their choosing) throughout the school year.
The grooming service helps our kids Look Better and Feel Better while our mentors provide one-on-one bonding, words of encouragement, and follow-up to help them Do Better.
Local schools and youth organizations in our communities can sign up to participate in the BUZZ BOXX Mobile route where we will visit their location periodically to administer the Do Better Project curriculum.
In an effort to help improve and build local businesses we aim to hire stylists from barbershops and beauty shops within the communities we serve. Each stylist undergoes a background check and receives at least 10 hours of mentorship training provided before meeting with the children, as well as ongoing training throughout the year.
Students’ progress (and our success) is monitored through surveys and reports from the kids and the participating youth organizations and schools.
IMMEDIATE NEEDS We are currently working to raise $60,000 to purchase and fabricate a Buzz Boxx Mobile that will allow us to serve our communities more efficiently by eliminating the high permitting and insurance costs associated with our original non-mobile Buzz Boxx model. This will help us reach more children as we are able to add to and expand the community route. We ask that donors and or sponsors contribute at least $10,000 to make this program a success. The Buzz Boxx Mobile will park and provide weekly grooming and mentoring services to kids of the local community on a first come first serve basis providing up 960 grooming and mentoring sessions per year. Buzz Boxx Mobile will operate for 48 weeks servicing community youth at a rate of 20 youth per week.
Teaming up with local barbershops, together with the support of local sponsors, gives us the potential to service over 600 kids per month and over 7,200 kids per year.