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my name is Beth Schmidt and my organization is called wishbone org I started which phone to actually send low-income students on these after-school and summer programs that are otherwise pretty much cost prohibitive for that demographic I was teaching tenth grade English in South Central Los Angeles and I said go research any after school or summer program in the Los Angeles area and part of the research paper was to match a passion to this after-school program or summer program that a student wanted to attend there were about 13 papers that started with the sentence nobody's ever asked me what my passion is and so I'm sitting there heartbroken begging these programs but I was on a teacher salary at the time so I can't afford to send them all I actually ran a marathon to raise some money to send seven of them took the teacher route and I stapled together packets of my students wishes they each wrote a paragraph an excerpt from their essay about why they wanted to attend the program they chose I took a photo of each student and I mailed it out to friends and family I like to err on the side of transparency just because I think it motivates people to give more any donor wants to know where their dollars are going that was really part of the whole design for wishbone people could actually see what the dream for the student was and they could see the price tag to say okay my donation is actually making a difference so it all started with the teacher packet we had one student who is taking white lessons I think he did over 60 hours this summer of flight school with wishbone we have other students who want to go to i-dtec camp and learn how to code we have some students who want to learn about stem cell science these kids actually come back into their school day and become the experts on whatever they've done it's powerful what can happen within a single community when one kid comes back and has that aha moment it's incredibly powerful to see peer groups come together and realize I can do that too I took about a year to really think about whether I was gonna pursue this full-time and then I IED overwrite in I realized I didn't want to run a marathon again that was the year I said I need to figure out a new sustainable method for sending kids on programs there's very humbling moments where you're constantly learning and iterating and I remember when wishbone earned its first $25,000 and I thought like the organization was made then you realize that boy this isn't gonna get me very far so it's a rollercoaster for the piece that's unwavering is your solid belief that this is an issue and there's a specific solution to it so for wishbone it's really clear there's an opportunity gap low-income kids are prohibited from path changing opportunities and the solution is to get them those opportunities that is the piece you cannot waver on the future of philanthropy I believe is definitely through technology we have so much capacity to be able to give online and it's one of the last fields actually to come online