All the net proceeds of the bites, beats + brews event are being donated to Outreach360, on behalf of the Jinotega Heroes volunteer project.
Outreach360 was originally incorporated in 1995 as Orphanage Outreach to assist an orphanage in the Dominican Republic. As the Orphanage Outreach volunteer program grew, more and more volunteer effort was expended on disadvantaged neighboring communities. The focus was on education—English, literacy, and community health. To more accurately represent our community efforts, Orphanage Outreach began doing business as Outreach360 in 2011.
Throughout the world, children are born in disadvantaged neighborhoods. Basic opportunities, especially educational opportunities, are lacking. Because of this, children reach adulthood without the education necessary to be accepted to a good university, and without the vocational training necessary to obtain a skilled job. These children then have no job or a low-paying unskilled job, turn to crime or prostitution to survive, have more children, and the dead-end cycle continues.
Our vision is a transformed world in which every child is able to pursue a college degree or to be gainfully employed upon reaching adulthood, enabling them to live a life of choice. Each child will become an active citizen, committed to serving those less fortunate, and be an active friend of the environment.
About Jinotega Heroes
“Jinotega Heroes” is the vision of four individuals who believe in the immense power of under-privileged children to become the heroes of tomorrow and transform their communities, breaking the dead-end cycle of poverty to which they’re born.
Tangibly, “Jinotega Heroes” will be an inspiring outdoor mural that will be created during the course of a week in October 2012, at Outreach360’s pre-school center, which serves children in grades 1st through 3rd. The mural will echo Outreach360’s primary goal, which is to “release the hero within”.
We will also document the creation of the mural in a short documentary film, which will serve as inspiration for others to take on transformative projects such as “Jinotega Heroes,” and expand the reach of this project well beyond our geographic context.
In the process we aim to raise the funds necessary to expand Outreach360′s pre-school center in Jinotega, doubling its capacity.
You can get involved and support the Jinotega Heroes project by purchasing your tickets for bites, beats + brews, and you can also make a tax-deductible donation directly to Outreach360 on behalf of the Jinotega Heroes project (learn more).