Even in the darkest of times, some individuals are still able to emerge as bearers of strength and warriors of hope. With passion and sympathy as their fuel, these visionaries carry with them the power to change the world and start a revolution. Indeed, one of the hallmarks of greatness is the ability to create a positive impact and fight for causes that are rooted in the selfless desire to help others. Such is the case with REAP Inc., a purpose-driven initiative that aims to inspire, empower, and embolden.
Taking heed of the challenges brought by seemingly insurmountable tragedies such as the global pandemic, REAP Inc. wants to send across the message that a silver lining always exists.
“The past few years have been filled with many challenges. A global pandemic has highlighted systemic racism, poverty, inequity, and social justice. There’s much work to be done,” the program’s representatives explained. According to them, they want people to know that they can make a difference and to do world-class leadership programming.
On a mission to be a catalyst of positive change, REAP Inc. stands as a reliable source of strength for people from all walks of life, especially the youth. At its core, this multicultural youth leadership program is all about producing the next generation of leaders by working and collaborating with young individuals who represent the most marginalized student populations. As one of the foremost advocates of growth and empowerment, it strives to become the impetus for giving people the good life they deserve.
REAP Inc. relies on donors to help a diverse group of students realize their leadership potential.
“The process of transitioning REAP programs to a virtual setting has been costly, but all the trouble was worth it for our students. Donations play an integral role in helping us to maintain, develop, and strengthen the quality of our online offerings,” some of the founders said when asked about the challenges they encountered.
At the heart of REAP Inc.’s vision is the recognition that changing the world requires a collective effort. Although each individual plays a significant role, nothing can beat the power that a group of passion-fueled visionaries wields. For this reason, the program is not afraid of going the extra mile to tug at the heartstrings of the members of some communities in Portland.
In an interview, the founders of REAP Inc. shared what the program aims to accomplish.
“We empower students to become global leaders through civic engagement, entrepreneurship and cooperative management (conflict resolution) for a better future now. In recent years, REAP has served more than a thousand students each year,” they revealed. “Finding purpose and intention is challenging when you’re uninspired. However, purpose and intention can be a significant driving factor that propels students to success, making it vital to launch the next wave of leaders.”
From setting up a young entrepreneurs program to establishing a reflection strategy, REAP Inc. proves to be unstoppable at nurturing potential changemakers and taking them to greater heights. In the coming years, the program intends to launch a nationwide programming activity in all schools and online leadership academies. In this way, it can play its part in helping the disadvantaged youth in Africa, India, the Middle East, and other parts of the world.